De­but boy Oli bags 23-minute hat-trick

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

SCOTLAND Un­der 21 star Oli McBurnie net­ted a stun­ning 23-minute hat-trick on his de­but for New­port County.

The 19-year-old Swansea City striker was sent on loan to fel­low Welsh club New­port last week and came on as a sub­sti­tute for his de­but against Lu­ton Town where he made an in­cred­i­ble im­pact with a quick­fire hat-trick.

McBurnie, who starred for the Scotland Un­der 19s this year in the Elite Round in Aus­tria, said: “The gaf­fer said go on and try and make an im­pact, and I think I did!

“I don’t think anyone re­ally ex­pected me to come on to­day and get a hat-trick, in­clud­ing me, and I am a very op­ti­mistic per­son.

“It is nice to help the team and get­ting the three points is the most im­por­tant thing, but to get three goals and the match ball is not too bad!”

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