No.9 IS A MAGIC NUM­BER FOR WES

The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND -

FLEET­WOOD striker Wes Burns says he is thriv­ing with the ex­tra re­spon­si­bil­ity of the No.9 shirt.

Burns signed per­ma­nent terms with the Cod Army last week af­ter spend­ing the lat­ter half of last sea­son on loan.

The for­mer Bris­tol City front­man, 22, says he is de­ter­mined to help fire Fleet­wood into the pro­mo­tion mix.

Uwe Rosler’s side con­tin­ued their ex­cel­lent run of form with a hard-fought win over Sh­effield United in mid­week, mak­ing it five league wins on the spin.

“The fix­tures are re­lent­less in this league and ev­ery­body can beat ev­ery­body,” said Burns. “We need to pre­pare prop­erly and look af­ter our­selves.

“Ev­ery­one is re­ally up­beat and we know what we need to do in each game. The main thing is to take each game as it comes and keep rack­ing up the points.

“It was re­ally good to be back, es­pe­cially with hav­ing the No.9 on my back too.

“It comes with a lot of re­spon­si­bil­ity but I’m glad I’ve got that pres­sure and it’s go­ing to drive me on.”

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