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Burns: We’ve got great ability in the squad

22 February 2021


Burns: We’ve got great ability in the squad

22 February 2021

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Winger Wes Burns sat down with the press on Monday afternoon ahead of Fleetwood Town's Sky Bet League One clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Burns - who has recently recovered from an injury - came back into the Town side in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Charlton Athletic. The 26-year-old will be looking to continue to build his fitness and try to help his side come back from Wearside with all three points on Tuesday evening.

Here's what Wes had to say in his pre-match press conference:

On Tuesday’s opposition…

“Every year when they’re in League One, they are the team that everyone says should go and win the league outright. With the budget they’ve got, with the players they’ve got in the squad, they should be winning the league comfortably.

“I know Lee Johnson, he was my manager at one point, albeit for a short spell. He’s very football orientated and wants to play a nice style of football so I’m guessing that they’re going to play a completely different way to how they did the first time.

“They’ve got one of the best squad’s in the league so it’s a nice test for us to take our squad up there and go toe to toe and see what we’ve got.”

On his return from injury…

“To be back involved with the squad is brilliant for me. There are so many games in such little time, in four or five weeks you can miss nearly ten games. It’s always good to be back on the pitch. It was quite annoying to pick up the injury when I did when I was sort of hitting a little bit of form with the goal against Crewe.

“Then we had the ten-day break with the Covid outbreak and to score and get an assist at Hull in the cup, I felt like I was getting back into a little rhythm, and then obviously to pick up this injury, I’ve been out for four to five weeks.”

On the recent form…

“We’ve been saying it a lot this season, we’ve got great ability in the squad and it’s kind of been an up and down season for us. We’d win a couple of games and then we’d lose a couple and then we’d draw. We’ve struggled to find a bit of consistency.

“We’ve still got 17 games left and we can still mount a play-off push in those 17 games. You can pick up a massive amount of points in such a small space of time this season. It’s just literally once you get that one thing that clicks, and everyone understands what we need to do we’ll be fine.”

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