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Burns reflects on draw against Oxford

Forward Wes Burns give his reaction to the match

12 January 2019

Forward Wes Burns scored his seventh league goal of the season as the Cod Army drew 2-2 with Oxford United at Highbury on Saturday.

Fleetwood started off brightly in the match as it was Burns who gave the home side the lead after a well worked move. Paddy Madden grabbed his 15th of the season to see the hosts go in two goals to the good at the break.

It was a game of two halves with Oxford coming out the traps in the second half, and The U’s struck twice to share the points.

Here are the best quotes from Burns’ post-match interview…

On the result…

“It was a disappointing result in the end. We had a good first half where we scored two really good counter-attacking goals, but second half it’s two crosses that we’ve failed to defend, and it feels like two points dropped.

“It was a game of two halves. At half time we go in 2-0 up, and second half they’ve scored two. It’s just a frustrating result to be honest after the start we had.

“The dressing room is very frustrated, the lads are gutted. The manager is gutted for us as well. Again it’s two crosses that we’ve failed to defend and it’s cost us.”

On his goal and front three of Town’s…

“It’s a move that we’ve been working on, on the training ground this week. The out to in run, is one we’ve practiced, a bit like what Sadio Mane does playing for Liverpool and today it has worked a treat, and then obviously Paddy has taken his goal like he’s done all season.

“In the match we had opportunities. That same move again where Ross Wallace has played it over the top, but for me it was just a poor touch, and on another day I bring it down and possibly score which puts us 3-0 up and probably kills the game off.

“The three of us (Burns, Madden and Nadesan) have been linking up well in training. We’ve been working on a lot of movements and it’s just putting it on the field now but we need to be more clinical in the final third.”

On the positives and Rochdale…

“We’re always positive going into games and we always feel like we’re going to win. We never really set up for a draw, and now it’s back on the training ground Monday morning and working towards the Rochdale game next week.”


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