McBurnie glad to be back

31st March 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie was pleased to get back on the field for Swansea City, even though the result at Nottingham Forest was not what he had hoped.

The 2-1 defeat at the City Ground, where Swansea let a late lead slip as the hosts scored through two set-pieces, was the striker's first appearance since the win over Bolton nearly a month ago.

A combination of illness and the international break have contributed to that lengthy wait to pull on a white shirt again as the 22-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the East Midlands.

It has been a frustrating time for the Swans' topscorer, with illness limiting his involvement so far in 2019, but he hopes that is now behind him.

"I have been itching to get back," he said.

"I have been buzzing being back in training, seeing the boys after time away with internationals, so it's good to be back.

"There is no feeling like coming out on a Saturday, or whatever day it is, and playing for the Swans. It is a dream for me and something I have long wanted to do but three points would be nice to go with that."

The Swans now return to SA1 for a run of three home games, starting with Brentford on Tuesday night.

And McBurnie wants the Swans to put right their recent away disappointments in front of the Jack Army.

"The fans have been great for us all season, home and away. We feel we can beat anyone at home with them behind us and we need to pick up as many points as possible," he added.

"We are hurting with the defeat and the manner of it. We know we have to be better in both boxes. We should be killing games off when we have the lead.

"We want to put things right, we have a lot of games and we want to get back out there as soon as possible."