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Burns: To lose late on is gutting, but we must remain positive

15 April 2018

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Wes Burns spoke to the media following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Blackpool.

Town’s striker came off the bench to give John Sheridan’s side the lead, but two late goals for the hosts sealed the victory.

Here’s what Wes had to say following the match…

On conceding two late goals…

“It’s disappointing for us, having gone 1-0 up, to concede two goals so late on. The manager said at the end it was just down to man management.”

On why the team must remain positive…

“The lads have been great since the new gaffer has come in. If you look at our record, it shows that we can keep clean sheets and see games out.”

On grabbing his first league goal since November…

“I’m glad that I’m the one that managed to get the goal, but it’s just disappointing that we couldn’t see the game out.

“I’m delighted to score, especially as it put us 1-0 up. Jordy probably should have scored himself, going round the keeper, then he’s hit the post, so when it came back to me I had to make sure I got a clean connection and get it on target.

“It did get a big deflection, but I’m definitely claiming.”

On missing other chances…

“I think I was a bit too far out and there were players in front of me so I thought I should try and cross it to Paddy [Madden] or Macca [Conor McAleny] that were at the back stick and they got it away.

“I should definitely have scored another today, so it’s been a bit of an up and down day for me.”

On the mood in the dressing room…

“Nobody really knew what to say in the dressing room. To be 1-0 up and buzzing and having all the fans behind us, to then lose late on is gutting. It’s devastating.”

On the excellent away fans…

“The fans are a massive part of the club. We needed them to be behind us today and to get 1,300 away at Blackpool is superb."

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