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Burns happy to score again in Checkatrade Trophy win

9 November 2017

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Wes Burns has given his reaction to scoring yet another Checkatrade Trophy goal as Fleetwood Town recorded a 2-1 victory against Carlisle United on Wednesday night, which meant Town topped their group.

Burns doubled Town’s first half lead after Jack Sowerby had put Fleetwood ahead, before Shaun Miller pulled one back for United in the second period.

The 44th minute header from Burns meant that he made it three goals out of three group games in the Checkatrade Trophy, and he has expressed his pleasure with the strike, and has echoed the manager’s faith in him.

“It’s good to be on the score sheet again. The manager always tells me when I play to be positive and make an impact on the game and I feel like I did that tonight.”

The win means Fleetwood will face a home tie in the next round, for which the draw is made on Friday, and Burns is looking forward to the test.

It’s good for us to top the group which means we get a home draw in the next round,” Burns said.

“Hopefully with the home draw we get a good team and it will be a competitive game. We really look to progress further in the competition.”

Burns hinted towards the depth in the Cod Army’s squad, and was particularly impressed with the young side that came out on top at Brunton Park.

“It’s good that we’ve got a squad like we do as everyone is keeping fit and looking after themselves so everybody is ready for selection for the weekend now.

“Coming to a place like Carlisle for some of the younger lads can be quite daunting but they did well tonight. We fought to get the victory.

“The lads battled well. It’s hard to come to a place like this against a team that play the long ball so it was a good test for the young lads today.”

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