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Burns on the Checkatrade Trophy, his scoring record and the long trip to Yeovil

5 February 2018

Wes Burns has given his thoughts on Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final match against Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Burns - who has scored three goals so far this season in the Checkatrade Trophy - covers all the main points ahead of Town's trip to Huish Park on Tuesday.

On being two games away from Wembley…

“I think all of the lads are excited, we’ve done well in the competition so far and obviously this is an opportunity to get all the way to Wembley

“I am sure that the lads are up and ready for the match tomorrow.

“It was an incentive at the start of the group stages as everybody thought if we put a good run together, we could go all the way.

“We are only two games away now which is great for us.

“It’s definitely an incentive now.”

On Yeovil Town…

“We watched them the other week when they played Manchester United on the T.V. and I know the lads were paying close attention with this game coming up.

“The players are expecting them to be as up for is as we are, they want to get to Wembley but we know they’re a hard working team, and play direct.

“We need to set up correctly on Tuesday.”

On his form in the Checkatrade Trophy…

“It’s been a competition this season where I have actually scored.

“And if I am selected I would like to add to that goal tally of three goals.

“The goal I scored against Morecambe was one I remember, and if I can repeat that, it would be great.”

On what the competition can give players…

“It can give you a lot of confidence, especially when you look at me fore example.

“I wasn’t playing as much at the start of the season, but I was given my opportunities to play in the Checkatrade and I think it’s a great platform.

"Players can use this competition to prove their point to the management staff and force their way into the picture."

On the long journey to Somerset…

“The journey there will be worthwhile if we can get a win.

“It is a long way down to Yeovil, but we will all prepare properly for everything we need to do.”

On Shrewsbury awaiting…

“I guess it sort of helps us in a way because we know that if we win tomorrow, we will face Shrewsbury.

“We gave them a good test at the start of the season when we played them, so we know we can go there and do a job.

“Now we have to go and get the win!”


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