SAM Vokes insists his and Burnley's journey isn't finished yet after he committed his future to the club for another three years.

The 29-year-old has seen first hand the Clarets' remarkable rise, having joined the club on a permanent basis in the summer of 2012.

The arrival of Sean Dyche in October of that year was the catalyst for lift off and he celebrates six years in charge at Turf Moor today with the club in their third successive Premier League campaign.

Burnley's rise reached a high point with the seventh place finish last season and qualification for the Europa League, but Vokes doesn't want that to be the peak for the Clarets.

"It’s great to have been a part of it because it’s been a great rise," the Wales international said of the club's upward trajectory under Dyche.

"At the start we were surviving in the Championship at the time, to see the rise up to last year and finishing seventh in the Premier League has been a huge achievement.

"We’re still on the rise and building, the Premier League is where we want to be, we’ll work hard to stay there."

After a brief loan spell the previous season Vokes completed a permanent switch to Turf Moor in July 2012. If he sees his new deal through it will take him to nine years at the club.

The former Wolves striker was entering the final year of his current contract and seemed to be on the periphery of Dyche's squad, having started just seven Premier League games last season.

But he has enjoyed a renaissance this term and is only one start behind matching last season's tally.

"It’s been a good six or seven years for me here, it’s been a club on the rise and I’ve been delighted to be part of that," said Vokes.

"Moving forward I’m delighted to be here for the next three years as well.

"Going into my last year it’s something we’ve talked about since the summer. It’s good to finally get to the end of it and get it sorted and put pen to paper."

Vokes struggled to lay down roots earlier in his career. Having come through the ranks at Bournemouth he moved to Wolves but in 47 league appearances for Wanderers there were only four starts.

He went out on loan to Leeds, Bristol City, Sheffield United, Norwich, Burnley and Brighton, but he has now made a home for himself at Turf Moor.

"I feel settled, for myself from a football point of view and for the family as well," said Vokes.

"It’s been a great club to be part of in the last few years, there’s been a great rise in the last few years and we look for more improvement as well."

Vokes couldn't celebrate his new deal with a result on Sunday, with Burnley beaten 4-0 by Chelsea having lost 5-0 at Manchester City a week ago.

"We need to keep striving and moving forward and learning from days like these," he added.

"This is our third year in the Premier League now, these are still tough games for us, that’s where we need to move forward now I think.

"We’ve had tougher spells than what we’re in now. As a group we know how to come back from this, it starts at the weekend, we have two massive games (at West Ham and Leicester City) before the international break."