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Burns reflects on his start with the Iron

25 January 2022

After three weeks at the club, on-loan Blackburn Rovers forward Sam Burns was finally able to experience his first outing on home soil at the weekend.

The 19-year-old made his Sands Venue Stadium debut in the defeat against Newport County, playing his first 90 minutes in claret and blue. Reacting to the weekend to iFollow Iron, he said: “I was buzzing to make my home debut on Saturday. 

“It was a good moment for me - obviously, the result wasn’t the greatest, but it was lovely to play at home in front of the fans and get a full 90 minutes.

“I hadn’t played in front of the fans at home until that point, so I wanted to show what I’m about and how hard I can work.”

Joining shortly after United’s previous home encounter on New Year’s Day, Burns has twice turned out on the road for the club against Tranmere Rovers and Exeter City and feels he’s getting into his stride and will make an impression moving forward.

“Personally, I feel like I’ve made a good start,” he stated. 

“At Exeter, I feel like I lost the ball a bit too much, but I feel like I’ve done well. For me, it’s been about getting the minutes in, and getting to know how all the lads play, and I’ve done that. I was happy to get a full 90 minutes on Saturday - it was a big plus for me.”

Scunthorpe are quickly back in action with another chance to earn three points on home soil, with Bristol Rovers the visitors in a rearranged fixture which was due to take place before Christmas.

Speaking about the challenge against Joey Barton’s side, he continued: “It’ll be a tough game. I feel like it’s a chance to get three points at home. It’s a good game for us, and we have to go into it with the mindset that we can win it. We have to battle and work hard.

“One of my mates - James Connolly - is there that I was at Blackburn with for a long time, and he’s a centre-half. It’ll be a good game and I’m looking forward to playing against him. It’ll be a good battle against two Scousers.

“I think at the moment we’re lacking the chances, and we haven’t scored in the three games since I’ve been here. The more chances we create, the more likely we are to score goals, and that’s what we’ve been working towards.”

See much more from Sam Burns and Keith Hill on iFollow Iron.


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