Burnley striker Sam Vokes has warned Aberdeen to expect a similarly raucous atmosphere when they travel to Turf Moor for Thursday’s Europa League second qualifying round second leg.
The two sides shared a 1-1 draw in their first leg at Pittodrie in an eagerly-anticipated ‘Battle of Britain’ encounter in front of a sell-out 20,313 crowd.
Vokes is expecting another high octane match next week, and he said: “The atmosphere at Turf Moor will be similar to Pittodrie – the stadium gets rocking for evening games and Aberdeen will bring a few fans down so it will be a good occasion.
“We’re still early in pre-season so we’re playing games in front of small crowds and then you go to Pittodrie and see the atmosphere and that’s the kind of occasion you want to be involved in.
“It felt like a proper cup tie and it was a great atmosphere from both sets of fans.”
Vokes, who has 59 caps for Wales, netted the Clarets’ equaliser 10 minutes from time, and the 28-year-old hopes his strike can put Sean Dyche’s men on route to a third qualifying round tie against Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
He added: “It was good we got something out of the game to repay the fans so it was a great night for them. There’s been a buzz around the town since the day we qualified for Europe.
“The lads wanted to be part of a journey in the Europa League and hopefully this is the start of a run but it will be another tough night next Thursday and Aberdeen will have hope coming down.
“It’s another game we’re looking forward to. I haven’t followed Scottish football massively but I know Aberdeen had a great season last season so we knew it would be tough.
“We watched some of their recent games and some from last season.”