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Burke: I'm eager to get back

25 October 2017

OLIVER Burke is champing at the bit to get back in Premier League action after an injury-plagued start to his Albion career.

The young Scotland international made his top-flight debut against Stoke City in August but is yet to get into full swing after suffering a hamstring injury during an early run-out for our Premier League 2 side.

Oli had looked to be back firing in September's international break, netting for Scotland's under-21 side against Netherlands and Latvia. But Albion refused to take any chances when the same hamstring problem reappeared in the build-up to the Leicester game.

Now, the 20-year-old can finally start looking forward to the season ahead.

"It's been very frustrating but I'm near the end of it," said Oli.

"I'm training on Thursday and really eager to get back in. I'm excited.

'It's obviously frustrating when you come to a new club and you're injured but that's life, it happens.

"You have to pick yourself up, keep your head up and be ready for when you're back."

Burke is primed for involvement against unbeaten Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday. And although the Hawthorns clash is set to be a stern test, Oli's showing no signs of altering his typically direct approach to the Game.

"We've got a very together team at Albion. We work as a unit and work hard.

"I'm very happy to be here and I can't wait to get to get out there and help the team.

"I'm a very attacking player. I like to get forward and take my man on. That's the kind of player I am.

"I want to get fans off their seats. I just can't wait to play."


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