Oliver McBurnie delighted with two-goal debut
23rd August 2016
Oliver McBurnie is targeting more minutes with Swansea City's first team after he marked his debut for the club with a two-goal showing in the 3-1 win over Peterborough in the EFL Cup.
The 20-year-old striker set up Jay Fulton for the opening goal after 15 minutes before adding two goals in three minutes before the break.
His first came after he latched onto a through ball before cutting inside and curling a classy finish past keeper Mark Tyler.
Then, shortly after, he slammed home from close range after he pounced on fellow debutant Mike van der Hoorn's parried effort.
McBurnie went close to sealing a memorable debut with a hat-trick after the break, but he was denied by the legs of Tyler.
And the young Scot hopes his performance will lead to more first-team opportunities.
"As debuts go it's not too bad! Three would have been even better," he said.
"I was happy to be involved in all of the goals and help the team win.
"It was a good opportunity for me tonight.
"I've been involved a lot in pre-season while I scored for the Under-23s the other day, while I finally got my chance tonight and it was nice to make the most of it."
The former Bradford City forward, who spent time on loan with Bristol Rovers and Newport County last season, added: "A lot of the boys who haven't played much felt they had things to prove.
"It was a good opportunity for those players to impress.
"Myself and Jay were talking before the game and we said it was imperative that we win because it's the main source of minutes for us.
"The further we get in this competition hopefully the more minutes we get.
"It's great for every club to have a cup run."
The draw for the third round of the EFL Cup will take place on Wednesday night.