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Burns on league clash against Shrewsbury

16 January 2020

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Fleetwood Town winger Wes Burns spoke to the media ahead of Shrewsbury Town’s Sky Bet League One visit to Highbury on Saturday.

Burns has been a threat for Joey Barton’s side this season, forming a great partnership with Lewie Coyle on the right-hand side, with the pair creating ten assists between them so far.

Fleetwood came away 3-0 winners earlier on in the season, when they last met Shrewsbury, and they will be hoping to do the same again at Highbury.

See below the key quotes from Wes’ pre-match press conference at Poolfoot Farm.

On Saturday’s game:

“If they’re anything like when we played them previously in the season, they’re going to be big physical team and come and really stick it on us and make us defend our box, so we’ll be prepared for that. We were pretty clinical and solid last time we played down there, so were hoping for more of the same.

“We’ll take a bit of confidence knowing that we are capable of beating them, but it’s another game so it’ll probably be a completely different game, and they’ll have adjusted from playing us last time, so we’ll have to do what we do in preparation for them and go out on Saturday and try to get all three points.”

On his own form:

“It’s definitely picked up from where I was five or six weeks ago, I feel like I’m getting back to playing form from where I was at last year. I’d like to add a few more goals, and I’ve got five or six assists, which is more than last year, so I’m happy in that sense, so if I can add a few more goals and assists I think we’ll be fine and I’ll be a lot happier as well.

“I think I need to get into more goal scoring positions and being a little bit more selfish getting myself into the box like the one at Rochdale so anything that drops down I’m in and around it and I’m there to tap it in.”

On the team’s aim for the rest of the season:

“We’ve always said that anyone can beat anyone in this division, so if you put a run of five wins together you could go from ninth or 10th to second or first. Our goal as a team isn’t to say we’re going to look to finish third or second, our goal is to take each game as it comes three points is on offer, take three points every Saturday or Tuesday and see where that gets us, because like I said if we put four of five wins together we could be sat in second.

“It’s always nice to have the points, but the games in hand are a chance to leap frog a few teams in the table, I know our game in hand are Sunderland and Portsmouth, so they’re going to be tough game, but games that we can win. Anyone beats anyone in this league, so as long as we capitalize on those games in hand, we go into joint second, three points is on offer each game and that’s what we’re looking for.”


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