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Burns happy to play in any position for the team

19 November 2017

Wes Burns says he is relishing playing in an unfamiliar position after picking up the man of the match award in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Doncaster.

Burns has featured at right wing-back in the absence of the suspended Lewie Coyle and has impressed in games against Rovers and MK Dons. 

The 22-year-old impressed again down Town’s right, but was forced to settle for a point against a solid Rovers side.

“The lads battled well and it’s a good point in the end,” said Burns.

“The manager before the game said it would be a close one and the lads went out there today and battled for a point. It could have gone either way.

“In the first half we were on top and had a few chances where we could have scored, but in the second it swung a little bit.

“I have played right wing back before at Bristol City so it’s not alien to me. I’m glad that I can fill in at the moment. I need to work on my defensiveness a bit more but I don’t mind playing there. I just love playing football.

“The position change for me is quite hard mentally. Being switched on defensively isn’t what I’m used to. It’s harder mentally than it is physically. I can deal with playing Saturday then Tuesday but it’s getting my head around all the fixtures and playing defensively that is harder.”

Chances in the match were few and far between, with the Welshman happy to move on to Tuesday’s match at Walsall with a point.

“It was a counter attacking game,” added Burns.

“We like to think we’re the best counter attacking team in the league. Today there was couple of times we caught them on the counter and we were unlucky not to score.

“We like to pride ourselves on being compact and having good shape from the front so to get a clean sheet is a good thing for the boys. If you keep a clean sheet there’s a good chance you are going to win the game.

“Obviously we love playing and we have a lot of energy in the team. We’ll be in tomorrow for a bit of recovery and we’ll be raring to go for Tuesday.”


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