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Burns after winning BES Utilities Player of the Year at the Awards Dinner

9 May 2019

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Burns after winning BES Utilities Player of the Year at the Awards Dinner

9 May 2019

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Versatile winger Wes Burns spoke to the media after picking up the Club Sponsor’s Player of the Year awards at the Awards Dinner at Highbury.

The Welshman was a constant presence in the team in the 2018/19 season, playing in multiple positions and contributing eight goals even though he played most of the season in defence.

The 24-year-old also picked up three awards at the Fans’ Awards Evening – claiming Player of the Year, Goal of the Season and Official Supporters Club Player of the Season.

Here is what he had to say...

On winning the Club Sponsor’s Player of the Year award…

“It was a proud moment for me to be recognised by the club’s main sponsors. Obviously, they are noticing what I am doing on the pitch which is a good feeling. It’s a very proud moment for me and a good way to top off a good season for me.

“Stand out moment for me must be my performance away at Scunthorpe when we won 5-0 earlier on in the season. I really enjoyed that game, I scored two. Another standout moment has to be my goal against Blackpool!”

On his growth and versatility over the season…

“I think I’ve grown in maturity this season; I’ve not really had a full season like I have this season – playing almost every game. It’s helped me mature as a player, and as a person as well.

“I’ll play anywhere really as long as we are winning and playing good football. I’ve played all across the front line, and at right wing-back, so I don’t really mind. As long as I am able to contribute to the team, I will play anywhere.”

On the squad and pushing towards next season…

“I think we could have been better in some aspects of our game. It was a fairly young group, who are learning all the time so those lessons will be useful next season when we are in similar situations. I think it has been a learning season that will set us in good stead for next time.”

“Even this year, we wanted to push for those play-off spots, but next year, I think we could. We’ve shown that we can beat the best teams in the league. Obviously, we beat Charlton and Sunderland, so we’ve got the ability to be challenging for top six.”


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