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Burke 'boost' from maiden strike

14 August 2018

OLIVER Burke says he’ll take confidence from his goal against Luton Town, his first for the Albion.

Our young winger netted a 62nd-minute winner against the Hatters to secure the Baggies' safe passage into the Carabao Cup Round Two.

And Oli hopes he can carry his form into Saturday's clash with Queen's Park Rangers and beyond.

"I'm really delighted," he smiled.

"It's been a long time coming, but a great feeling.

"I'm very much a confidence player so it's a big, big boost for me.

"Hopefully I can take it forward into the league."

The 21-year-old admits he endured a frustrating first season at The Hawthorns, struggling to find match fitness as a result of a recurring hamstring problem.

But this year he's up-and-running, desperate to kick-on and "give his all" for the Club.

"I'm very happy to get 90 minutes under my belt.

"My first season was a frustrating one for me. But that's football.

"It's always great to play in front of our fans, our great supporters.

"Hopefully I can kick on and give my all for West Bromwich Albion."

As for the cup tie, Oli was quick to praise a youthful Baggies side for navigating a tricky fixture.

He added: "We handled the occasion well.

"First half I thought we could have been more composed on the ball.

"But we had a different team, a lot of young players out there tonight - including myself.

"We got more confidence as the game went on and we dominated in the second half.

"It was a well deserved win I think."


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