Burke: I'm more determined than ever

OLIVER Burke says he can’t wait to get the new campaign up and running after a successful summer away with his national team.

The forward played a pivotal part in Scotland under-21s’ run to the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament, including fantastic efforts in their wins over France and South Korea.

And Burke believes his exploits across the English Channel has put him in a confident frame of mind ahead of the 2018/19 season.

“Being away with Scotland under-21s was a good experience, we did well. I felt good over there, having not played so much in the season before,” he said.

“To get a couple of goals and put in some good performances, it’s definitely a confidence boost for me and I feel really good.

“I’m more determined than ever and really looking forward to the season.

“I’m going to give everything I’ve got for the club. I feel really happy here and I’m really enjoying myself.

“It’s almost like a family, and it feels like a family to me even though I’ve only been here a season.”

Oli will head up to the country he represents as part of the Baggies squad to face Aberdeen this evening following on from his first appearance of pre-season against Swindon last weekend.

The 21-year-old knows that Derek McInnes’ side will pose a difficult test for Albion, but thinks that it should be a good match-up at Pittodrie.

“They’ll be coming at us hard because they’ve got some important games coming up.

“I think we’re ready and raring to go, the team is set and I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s a perfect match for us, they’ve got tough games coming up and they’re going to be on the ball and in our faces.

“We’ve got to be on our toes, ready for the game and put in a performance.”

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