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Burn eager to chip in with goals

Dan Burn is eager to chip in with more goals this season, and feels the aerial threat provided by himself, Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk could be crucial in pushing the side higher up the table.

By James Hilsum • 24 August 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Dan Burn

Burn has seen Duffy find the net from set pieces three times during pre-season, and highlighted the importance of making those situations count going forward in this campaign.

He said, “I’m getting on the end of quite a few things, but I’ve always said I don’t score enough goals. When players get one, they feel like they’re going to get another.

“The longer you go without a goal, the more you get disheartened. When you see me, Duffer [Shane Duffy], Dunky [Lewis Dunk] and Muzza [Glenn Murray], we should all be a threat from set-pieces and get goals from them.

“We’ve worked a lot on set-pieces and do at least one session a week working on them. It’s just a matter of time before we start scoring goals.

“If you look at Duffer, he could get us six or seven goals a season, so if he can keep doing that and me and Dunky join in, then it will be a massive help to the squad.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Dan Burn

The centre-back is also enjoying playing on the overlap down the left-hand side, and spoke of the importance of the right and left-wing backs getting forward and joining in with the attacks.

“The gaffer mentioned that there may be spaces for us to go on the overlap. I felt that it was working against West Ham as [Robert] Snodgrass wasn’t happy with me going that way all the time.

“Shane will also play a few balls down the line on his side, and then he’ll run inside and try to play one into the box.

“You’ve got to take advantage of those two-on-one situations where you can really hurt them. That’s worked recently because we’ve played against two back fours, but we played against a back three at Birmingham and did it quite well there too.

“Hopefully we can keep it going.”

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