McBurnie's back on the goal trail

28th October 2018
First team

Oli McBurnie is hoping he’s back on the scoring trail after netting both goals in Swansea City's 2-0 win over Reading.

The Scottish striker had gone eight games without a goal prior to Saturday’s victory in SA1, but he struck in either half to seal back-to-back home wins.

McBurnie converted from the penalty spot after Daniel James had been fouled by Andy Yiadom in the 38th minute.

Then he sealed victory in the latter stages by sidefooting James’s pinpoint cross into the net from close range.

The double took his tally for the season up to six.

And having started the campaign with four goals in his opening six games, McBurnie is hoping for a similar run of form as Graham Potter’s side prepare for trips to Rotherham and Bolton.

“It’s been a while since my last goal against Millwall,” said McBurnie. “As a striker, all you want to do is score goals. It’s been a frustrating period for me and for the team to some extent. To get two goals and the three points is massive.

“It’s a good way for me to get back on the scoresheet. I’ve taken penalties all my life, although my last one against Preston didn’t go too well. From 12 yards, it’s just me against the keeper and I always feel confident.”

He added: “We completely dominated the first half and could have gone two or three goals up. But the gaffer reiterated that we needed to finish the job after the break.

“We knew Reading were going to come out and have a go. They weren’t going to die lying down. We managed to fend off their fight and get our second goal.

“The two games before the two at home were a bit disappointing for us. We knew we had a couple of games at home that we could get maximum points from, and we’ve managed to do that.”