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7 March 2017

Defender in high spirits after match-winning goal at Birmingham City on Tuesday evening.

  • Dan Burn reflects on Wigan Athletic’s 1-0 win at Birmingham City.
  • Defender scored the only goal of the game against his former club.
  • Burn: “It’s about time, I’m just buzzing.”
Wigan Athletic defender Dan Burn was delighted in his post-match assessment with Latics PlayerHD as he was left to reflect on a clean sheet and his first goal for the club, which proved to be decisive, as Latics won 1-0 at Birmingham City on Tuesday evening.

Discussing his emotions after the game, the 24-year-old said:

“It’s about time, I’m just buzzing, it’s my first goal in two years and I am so happy to get it, but more importantly the win and the clean sheet.

“It was an important goal, we needed it, and it’s about time I chipped in, so I am glad it’s helped us to get a win that we needed desperately.

“Everyone loves winning and the lads are buzzing in there, hopefully we carry it on against Bristol City.”

On a personal note, it would be hard to argue against Burn being Latics’ best player over recent months and he admitted he’s feeling confident in his game.

“I am playing well and that’s helped by the lads around me,” he added. “As a team, although we’re not scoring a lot of goals, we are defending really well and it does help.

“Shaun MacDonald doesn’t get a lot of praise, because it goes unnoticed, but he’s been massive for me and Bucko, and Stevie and Cal in there as well.

“Jamie Hanson’s nickname is Bruiser so you know he’s going to be smashing into tackles and I thought he was brilliant. All of the lads were to be honest; Alex Gilbey after a few months out ran his socks off, and that shift shows we’ve got enough to stay in the league.

“We’re looking good, I’m happy with my performances but I’d much rather play badly and stay up.

“However, it’s great the fans singing my name instead of booing me, so I’ll take that!”

Assessing the style Latics adopted tonight, Burn felt Warren Joyce’s side were more incisive from the off and that allowed them to get ahead and that protect the lead he gave them.

“I thought first-half we kept the ball well, created a lot of chances and could have had a few more goals,” he said.

“It’s so much easier to defend a one-goal lead for an hour or so than defend the whole game like we did on Saturday.

“We were a bit more adventurous and we played with three at the back, which we haven’t done for a while and I thought that worked well.”

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