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WATCH: DAN BURN DELIGHTED WITH HIS GOAL IN LATICS' 2-1 WIN AT SCUNTHORPE UNITED

7 October 2017

Captain for the day Dan Burn says it was “class feeling” opening the scoring at Scunthorpe on Saturday as Paul Cook’s side won for a third consecutive game.

  • WATCH: Dan Burn on Wigan Athletic’s 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United
  • Captain for the day says scoring was a "class feeling"
  • Burn: "“My Mum was in the away end so that was nice to celebrate in front of her because she hasn’t seen me score for a long, long time."

Latics defender Dan Burn spoke to iFollow Latics after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United.

Burn scored the opening goal for Paul Cook’s side and said it was a class feeling to score in front of Latics’ fans behind the goal, one of which was his Mum!

“It was a class feeling and I was just buzzing to score. I think there’s more of a chance of me scoring with my feet than there is my head at the moment, so I’m just happy that I scored.

“A few of the lads have been giving me stick about it but I’m more than happy to take it! I could have passed it to Lee Evans on the edge of the box but I just thought to myself I’m going to have a go.

“My Mum was in the away end so that was nice to celebrate in front of her because she hasn’t seen me score for a long, long time. I’m delighted about the win more than anything though.”

And Burn added Nick Powell got Latics’ second at a crucial time:

“We needed to get a second goal so when Powelly popped up it relieved a bit of pressure on us. He was brilliant today and all of the other lads were too,” Burn explained.

“We had to battle from start to finish but we stuck in there as a team. It probably wasn’t the best we’ve played this season but we were outstanding as a unit.”

Funso Ojo’s late goal added disappointment for Burn, though, who was frustrated not to keep a clean sheet.

“Not keeping a clean sheet was a disappointment and we’d normally have someone on the edge of the box to defend the man, but we were obviously down to ten men. We managed to hold how though and this game was always going to be a tough one.

“We’ve put the pressure on Shrewsbury with a win so we’re hoping they slip up at some point and that we can keep going.”


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