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Burns on Accrington, the international break and the right back position

28 March 2019

Club News

Burns on Accrington, the international break and the right back position

28 March 2019

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Fleetwood Town forward Wes Burns spoke to the media ahead of his side's short trip down the motorway to Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.

Burns and his team mates had a weekend off due to the international break – and with picking up three points last time out against Plymouth Argyle, the converted full-back says the squad want to back that up win, with a positive performance, and a win against John Coleman’s side.

Town do currently have a game in hand on the sides around them, and sit eight points off Doncaster in 6th position. A win on Saturday really would make it an interesting final few games for the Cod Army.

Here are the best quotes from Wes Burns... 

On the game against Accrington…

“We know the pitch won’t be in the best conditions, but let’s hope we can have some nice weather instead. We’ve had weather recent that has been up to 90mph winds and that’s not ideal.

“We go there and if the pitch definitely isn’t on to play our football, we will adapt as we have the likes of Ched who we can hit and play off. We’ve played a variety of formations this season, so we will adapt if needed.

“The Accrington game is going to be a tough one. They are fighting for survival and it potentially could be a bit of a dog fight when we face each other on Saturday. There’s no doubt we can go there and pick up the points.

“If we can go and win four games and draw the rest, it might be enough as Doncaster and Peterborough are struggling to find form – I know Doncaster won on Tuesday – but we have a game in hand.”

On being back after the short international break…

“It has been weird being on an international break and it’s a first where we’ve had a few days off like that but it has been good. We all came in on Monday and everyone looked recharged and ready to go for the game against Accrington.

“Training has been intense this week. Everybody is dying to get their space in the team for the weekend and we know we are in an eight game league. If we can put a win streak together, we might sneak in the last play-off spot.

“During the break I went home and spent time with the family as I haven’t had much chance to see them. I spent time with my sister and my nephew and that was nice as there are times when you miss seeing them grow up."

On his new position as a right wing back…

“Last time against Plymouth we played 3-5-2 and that suited me down to the ground really. I do have a little bit less defensive responsibilities, but that allows me to have more attacking responsibilities and that’s perfect for me.

“Going forward if you were to put a gun to my head and ask which position I would want to play, I would probably favour the right back / right wing back role. It gives me a little bit of freedom, and it gives me the option to drive forward from deep to start attacks.

“I will take this in my stride as I am someone who will play anywhere. The gaffer has played me in a number of positions this season and I have to say I am enjoying the experience of playing in those areas, and it’s not a bad thing being able to play in multiple positions.”

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