The Football League Paper - - INSIDE: - By Pippa Field

STRIKER Nasser El Khay­ati has urged the Bur­ton fans to be pa­tient af­ter his slow start to life in Eng­land.

The 26-year-old Dutch for­ward came off the bench to score a late win­ner – his sec­ond goal for the club – as the league lead­ers beat Southend 2-1 on Wed­nes­day.

The for­mer PSV youth grad­u­ate ar­rived in the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow, but has found his chances with the Brew­ers limited so far.

“On the pitch I need some more time, I’m mak­ing an im­pact when I can,” he said. “I try to be a part of it, but I also wait for my chances and I re­spect the choices of the gaffer, of course.

“I try in all the min­utes I play to do some­thing. Some­times it goes well, some­times it goes wrong – I think against Southend it was on the good side!

“Life is good here. It’s al­most the same as Hol­land – the weather as well!

“If I’m on the ball I do some good things maybe, but what if I don’t have the ball? I need to get used to de­fend­ing be­cause it’s a great dif­fer­ence with Hol­land. I have to work on this if I want to suc­ceed in Eng­land.”

GOAL: Nasser El Khay­ati

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