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Burns excited for Wigan clash this weekend

8 December 2017

Fleetwood Town winger Wes Burns says there is excitement in the camp ahead of the weekend’s trip to the DW Stadium.

Town make the short journey to Wigan Athletic in the league on Saturday, after a comfortable home win against Chesterfield in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek.

Wigan sit top of Sky Bet League One with 42 points after 19 games, but the Welshman told the press on Friday that the players are really looking forward to the match against the former Premier League side.

“There is excitement in the camp,” added Burns.

“It’s going to be a hard game against a team who are flying at the moment. They are a good team, but most of the lads watched them against FA Cup against AFC Fylde.

“We’ve done our work in the classroom to identify their weaknesses. They have key players like Will Grigg and Nick Powell who are exiting front players who can cause problems on any day.

“Having done our homework on how to counter attack Wigan, we are excited to go there and put on a good performance.”

In recent weeks, Burns has played as an attacking wing back in the absence of Lewie Coyle and with strong performances, and man of the match accolades, he feels this just add to his game, and the team’s strengths.

“It is always good to be versatile,” added the 23-years old.

“To be able to play in a number of positions gives you a greater chance of playing matches.

“I suppose if you can play right back, right wing back, striker or as a winger, it gives the manager the chance to change formation but still utilise the players.

“Every day on the training ground we are working to make ourselves better, and a more organised team. This helps us as we are always growing with confidence.”

Uwe Rosler’s men have a busy Christmas schedule with another added to the calendar with the Checkatrade Trophy third round tie against Bury confirmed at 12:30pm on Friday afternoon.

Burns believes the fans have an important role to play in the next few weeks.

“The fans are massive in every game. They make an away game feel like a home game and that is huge for the lads on the pitch as it gives them a boost.

“It’s not too far so hopefully the Cod Army turn out in numbers and really get behind the boys.

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