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Burns: We did enough to win the game

27 February 2021


Burns: We did enough to win the game

27 February 2021

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Winger Wes Burns spoke to the press after Fleetwood Town’s 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Burns – who put in a brilliant performance against Stanley – scored the Cod Army’s equalising goal, firing home at the near post. Soon after, he went on the attack and ended up winning a penalty in the last ten minutes, but Toby Savin saved Josh Morris’ spot-kick.

Here’s what Wes has to say:

On the game…

“It was a good performance; I think we did enough to win the game. Their keeper has pulled off a good save from Josh Morris’ penalty. I think we’ve probably created better chances in the game as well, so we were unlucky not to win.

“The keeper was half thinking I was going to cross the ball so I thought I’m just going to hit this as hard as I can and hope for the best. He’s got a hand on it but he’s palmed it into the goal, so I’ll take anything.

“It’s kind of been the story of our season really (going a goal down). To be fair, the lad (Adam Phillips) has scored an unbelievable goal today so sometimes you’ve just got to hold your hands up and say it’s an unbelievable strike, but the lads have shown character in numerous games this season to come back from a goal or two goals down and they’ve done it again today.”

On his position…

“I think right-wing is one of my strongest positions because obviously it allows me to get forward and I can do the defensive side and I think with the personnel we’ve got in the dressing room it suits us nicely to play three at the back, but I enjoy playing there and it gives me the freedom the get forward. Most of the time I’m attacking rather than defending so it’s good for me.

“When you’ve got two teams playing the same formation it gives you a one versus one, and it does open up a lot of space for you. When you’re at the other side of your wing back and you’re running at the center-half in a channel it’s a dream scenario really. I enjoyed it today.”

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