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Burns on his goal and the win over Oldham

13 November 2019

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Wes Burns spoke after scoring his first goal of the season as Fleetwood beat Oldham Athletic 5-2 in the Leasing.com Trophy to progress through to the knock-out stages.

Burns scored Town’s fourth goal of the night, a cool finish past Zeus De La Paz after the forward was sent through on goal by Paddy Madden.

With four other goals from Peter Clarke, Josh Morris, Jack Sowerby and Madden, Town are now into the knockout stages of the competition - with the draw being made on Saturday 16 November at 2pm on Gillete Soccer Saturday.

Here’s what Wes had to say following the game against Oldham:

On scoring his first goal of the season…

“It’s obviously a little bit of a monkey off the back now getting the first goal. Hopefully now it’s like the London buses and there’s more to come.

"More importantly, I’m really pleased for the win as well as scoring the goal."

On the performance and maintaining concentration…

“The first 15 minutes we were 3-0 up which was a great start for us. It was a professional performance from everyone involved, with all the senior lads putting in a shift tonight.

“I think the way that we are set up to play now this season, we kind of know that we are going to get more possession than the other team. I think you can see in some of our league games that we are getting more passes and more possession. It’s something that we work on at the training ground, so it’s not really easy to lose sight of what we’re doing, it’s just the way we operate now.

“In these games you can relax a little bit more when you are 3-0 up so you’re not so much on edge, then you start to play football and you enjoy what you’re doing. The 15 minutes sort of killed the game off really.”

On Cian Hayes’ debut and looking forward to Tranmere

“It’s a brilliant day for Cian and his family. For him to make his debut at 16 is a massive achievement, so congratulations to him.

“Obviously as a senior player, watching him dribble like he was Maradona down the left, it’s good to see. It’s exciting to see the prospects we’ve got coming through the academy.

“We can use tonight as sort of a momentum builder going into the international break, as we have got a while until we next play again. Obviously we won on Sunday and we won tonight, so it’s a bit of a momentum builder going into Tranmere at home.

"We just need to keep building on performances like tonight.”


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