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OUMAR NIASSE: WE SHOWED GREAT CHARACTER

16 March 2022

BURTON Albion striker Oumar Niasse says the Brewers showed great character in Saturday’s comeback win over Fleetwood Town at the Pirelli Stadium.

Niasse netted two goals, including a winner in the dying embers of the game to complete the turnaround, after the Brewers found themselves 2-0 down with just under half an hour to play.  

“We had to show some really strong character to come from behind to get it to 3-2,” he said.  

“It was of course amazing to get two goals, but the most important thing is the character of how this team performed.

“There are eight games left and we have to push now to get as high as we can. The most recent games have not been easy, but this win today will help us a lot for the remaining games this season.”  

Before arriving at the Pirelli Stadium, Niasse went two years without playing a professional game during the Covid-19 pandemic. The frontman spoke on getting back to fitness and how he is adjusting to being back on the pitch.  

“Before I started here, I went nearly two years without playing any football at all.” Oumar admitted.  

“It has been difficult, and I have been training hard, but I knew once I started it was just about me getting fit.  

“Me and the manager spoke, and he said it is all about working hard from the moment I joined.

"I progressed from 30 minutes to 45 and now I have just completed 90 and hopefully the next eight games I can be present for all of them.”  


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