McBurnie patient for first-team chance

14th October 2017
Under-21s

Oli McBurnie is ready to seize his next opportunity with Swansea City’s first team but admits he is happy to wait for his chance.

The striker netted an impressive first half hat-trick to help the Under-23s record a 3-1 victory against Chelsea in Premier League 2 on Friday night.

The 21-year-old has now netted eight goals in five games for the young Swans this season adding to a goal he scored for Scotland’s U21s in their 2-0 Euro qualifier win over Latvia this month. 

“It was great to come back from international duty and net a hat-trick,” the striker said.

“I go out on the pitch to try and score as many as I can to help the team as much as possible.

“Chelsea are a very good team with a lot of very good young players. Not a lot of teams can go there and get three points so it was an important win for us.

“I try and prove a point every time I step out on the pitch. Everyone’s aim is to be in the first team.

“I just have to be patient and keep doing what I am doing. It is tough, there are three strikers in front of me but when the gaffer feels I am ready I am sure he will put me in. 

“Until then I need to make sure I continue to remain sharp and am ready for when I am called on.

“I have had some game time with the first team this season and that is where I want to be. It is no secret that my goal is to play in the Premier League every week.

“But every time I get the chance I have to prove myself, whether that be with the U23s, in training, with Scotland or the first team.

“Hopefully performances like Friday will show I am ready for another chance.”