Oli's high hopes

8th March 2018
First team

Oli McBurnie is hoping for another chance to make a mark in the Premier League with Swansea City next season having shone since his loan move to the Championship.

McBurnie has broken into the Swans’ senior squad this season, but was allowed to join Barnsley on a temporary deal at the end of the January transfer window as he searched for regular football.

And the young striker, who was prolific in the Swans’ development side, has made a fine start to life in the second tier.

McBurnie struck in Barnsley’s midweek defeat at Cardiff to make it five goals in five starts for the Tykes.

“I wanted to come out and get some goals and get some confidence,” McBurnie said.

“I am pleased with my record with Barnsley so far, although the goal at Cardiff was bittersweet because we lost the game.

“I have played five games in a couple of weeks and that is even though we had one called off.

“It’s tough on your body, but that’s why I made the move to Barnsley. I wanted to play games and I am enjoying it.”

Although he is out on loan, McBurnie is keeping tabs on goings-on at the Liberty Stadium.

And he has been delighted with the Swans’ form in recent weeks.

“The boys at Swansea are flying at the moment,” he added.

“I keep in touch with all of them and am looking out for the results.

“It was a massive win last weekend. Hopefully I will come back next season to a Premier League team.”

* You can much more from Oli McBurnie in this week's Swans Show, which will be on this website later today.