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Burgess looking to build on Wolves Under-21s performance

5 September 2018

Cameron Burgess was pleased with the performance of the squad on Tuesday night as they came out victorious on penalites against Wolverhampton Wanderers' Under-21s at Glanford Park.

Following the match, the stand-in captain for the evening told iFollow Iron: “I think we tried to do the right things, we were certainly better on the ball out there today. There were still some mistakes but, overall we were good on the ball and I think we showed that by getting the result on penalties.” 

When speaking about the importance of having a good cup run during the season, the centre-back added: “We want to win every game we play. It doesn’t matter if it’s cup or league, we go out there and try to do the right things in all the matches so yeah, it doesn’t make too much of a difference.” 

Burgess scored the decisive spot-kick in the shoot-out as the Iron won 4-2 on penalties and the Australian international was delighted to see the ball hit the back of net.  

He said: “It was good. That’s what we had to do, win the penalty shoot-out and the lads took some good penalties. It was nice to get the fifth one and watch it go in.

"We all got asked who wanted to take one and when. All the lads got asked and I got up and said 'yeah, I’ll take a penalty' and I it turned out that I ended up with the last one.” 

As captain against Wolves, Burgess felt pride in being able to lead his side to victory on Tuesday night. 

“It felt good. A few of the lads were out tonight. The skipper wasn’t playing so it was a great experience and a good challenge for me. It’s even better that we got the result in the end and a clean sheet as well to top it off.” 

"We wanted to put on a good show for the fans and hopefully they enjoyed it. It also puts us in a decent position going into the Rochdale game as well.” 

The Iron are back league action this weekend as they welcome Rochdale to Glanford Park and Burgess hopes to build on the Checkatrade Trophy game and use that as a basis to go out there and get the three points come the final whistle on Saturday afternoon. 

When previewing the game, he said: “We’re looking at making progress and doing the right things on the training ground, listening to the manager and doing what he wants us to do. We’re looking forward to going again and building on that.”

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