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Burns reveals ambition after signing for Fleetwood

19 January 2017

Striker speaks after becoming fifth signing of January window

New signing Wes Burns has stated that his ambition is to get Fleetwood Town promoted to the Championship.

 

The Welshman made 14 appearances and scored five goals while on loan at Town last season, but he is pleased to have made a permanent move to Highbury.

 

“Hopefully I can come in and show exactly what I’m about – as I did last season,” he said.

 

“It’s been a long process to get the deal done, but now that it’s been finalised it’s good to be able to concentrate on getting back on the pitch and back into the form I was in last season.

 

“I know a few of the lads here already and they were great to me last year – so it’s great to see them again and I’m sure they’ll welcome me well.

 

“They’ll probably make me sing again on Saturday! But seriously I just want to knuckle down and get firing pretty quickly.

 

“My ambition is to get us in the Championship and I’m pretty sure the feeling around the dressing room will be the same. Everyone here wants to play in the Championship – because we all want to play at the highest level we can.”

 

Burns, who has 18 Wales Under-21s caps and six goals also praised the facilities and the philosophy that Uwe Rosler has imparted on the club.

 

“The facilities are brilliant,” he said.

 

“I know the Chairman spent a lot of money putting together the training ground and when I walked in here today I even took a step back to admire what’s been built here over the last couple of years.

 

“For me, another big draw of the club is the style of football the manager wants to play. I watched Fleetwood down at Bristol City and I was taken back with how well the players that were here last year have improved and how much the new faces have strengthened the team.”

 

Burns arrived from Bristol City on a three-and-a-half year deal, but he has spent the first half of this season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen where he featured 21 times, scoring once on his Europa League debut.

 

“It was definitely a memorable debut – I think I scored with my first touch – which is always good.

 

“But for me on a personal note – it was quite far away from home and it was hard for me to settle up there. All in all, the experience taught me a lot about myself – what I can and can’t do – and what measures I can go to, to play the best football I can.

I can get on the pitch for Saturday and start producing the same sort of performances that I did last year.”“It’s not been a brilliant start to the season for me. But I know coming here I’m used to the players, I’m used to the set-up, the training ground, the stadium - and I know what to expect from the fans, so hopefully


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