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Burns hails importance of getting back to winning ways

4 October 2017

Wes Burns says it was important to get back to winning ways after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Burns scored his second goal in as many games in the competition, and also claimed an assist for the Aaron McGowan’s second half own goal.

Town bounced back after Saturday’s home defeat against Charlton Athletic, with striker Burns picking up the Man of the Match award with an impressive display.

“It was a really hard fought win tonight,” added the 22-year-old.

“It is always important to bounce back after a defeat, and tonight we did that so it’s a good job well done. It takes us one step closer to the next round of the cup, which was the main aim before the game.

“Tonight’s win is a good boost for the club and for myself to stake a claim into the starting eleven.

“Morale is always high in this dressing room. We have a great group of lads and everybody just wants to do well.”

Burns opened the scoring midway through the first half and thanked team-mate Marcus Schwabl for the quick minded free-kick.

“It is a rarity for me to shoot from distance!” added Burns.

“It was quick play by Schwabl who set the goal up. He has given me the ball, I have taken it past one defender, and the opportunity opened up for me and I’ve struck the ball past the goalkeeper.

“I have caught it well and it has gone in. I am going to have to claim the assist on the second goal. At the end of the day, I just want to make sure the team win, however it is nice to have that impact in both goals.”

Fleetwood make their longest away trip of the season this weekend as they travel to Plymouth in the league. The striker knows it will be a tough test against Argyle at Home Park.

“We have a great group of lads here and everybody just wants to do well. I am sure we will go Plymouth this weekend and look to win the game.”


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