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Burns pleased with first league goal of the season

1 November 2017

Wes Burns says he is pleased to score his first league goal of the season, as Fleetwood drew 2-2 with Blackburn on Tuesday night.

Burns’ last league goal for Town came back in 2016 when Fleetwood beat Peterborough 2-0 at Highbury, when the striker was on loan at the club.

The 22-year-old has netted twice this season in the Checkatrade Trophy, with Burns on hand to help his side earn a vital point at Ewood Park.

“I think the ball hit me on the way in,” said Burns.

“I don’t really know what happened with the goal! Devante [Cole] is claiming a touch before it went over the line, but as the goalkeeper lost control of the ball, it hit me and the next thing and I knew; the ball was over the line.

“It was a good game for the neutrals. There were four goals in the match and I thought first half we looked very comfortable. They didn’t really have any chances but in the second half; the game opened up.

“The boys showed great character to come back twice.”

Substitutes from both sides played key roles on Tuesday, with Aiden O’Neill netting for Town, whilst Joe Nuttall came off the bench for the hosts and momentarily gave them the lead before Burns’ late finish.

“It is something we work on,” added the 22-year-old.

“As substitutes we need to pick up the tempo and give the team an outlet. The manager always seem to go for attacking options when we are playing as we want to go for the win, whether we are playing at home or away.

“Devante went very close. He has that nack of being in the right place at the right time, but this time he was just unlucky to be a yard away from the ball, and scoring the winner.”

The striker praised the 430 travelling away fans who made the 60 mile round trip to Ewood Park.

“It was a great following tonight. They were brilliant; they created lots of noise and I have to say hats off to all of them who were here.”

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