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SAM WINNALL | BURTON ALBION HAVE NO FEAR

11 February 2023

Club News

SAM WINNALL | BURTON ALBION HAVE NO FEAR

11 February 2023

SAM Winnall says Burton Albion fear no-one in Sky Bet League One after they secured a third win on the bounce against Exeter City.

Winnall, who was only subbed on in the 75th minute, scored a superb acrobatic volley six minutes from time to secure a valubale three points.

But the Albion striker modestly claimed he was simply fulfilling his duty as a substitute.

The 32-year-old said: "That’s what you want from your substitutes, I think so often in games you can go stale and not make the substitutions and things stay the way they are, but when you are a substitute and you do come on you do have to try and change the game in one way or another.

“You always try to make a big impact as a substitute when you’re coming on and obviously, I just want to contribute to the team as much as possible. To get the goal was pleasing as the lads had worked so hard for the 75 minutes before I came on.

"I think we deserved to get the three points in the end, we just needed a little bit of luck really and for a bounce to go our way, and when the bounce of the ball came straight to me I did the rest."

The match-winning goal was a first in the league since October for Winnall after an injury-hit season, but the forward is keen to push on a cement a place in the team after producing a superb striker's finish to get the winner against Exeter.

"I’ve made a career of doing that," he added. "It’s something I’ve always prided myself on is being at the right place at the right time, and I know if chances fall to me I’m going to score and thankfully I’ve done that today.

“I don’t feel as if I’ve been able to get a run together, I know what I’m capable of, I have such a belief in myself that I know I can produce at this level.

“It has been frustrating that I haven’t had many chances and I’ve had to bide my time. I’m doing everything I can to try and get myself in the team. Today I’ve obviously shown him what I can do and what I’m capable of.”

Next up for Winnall and the Brewers is a tough trip to Portsmouth on Valentine’s Day, but the striker says Albion have no one to far as they look to extend their impressive unbeaten run to four games.

“We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground you know we’ve suffered a lot this season at times," said Winnall.

"So, we can’t get ahead of ourselves even though we are on a good run and are riding a little bit of a wave at the moment as we are playing very well.

"We just have to focus on the next job which is Portsmouth on Tuesday, we’ll go there to win. We fear nothing and no-one in this league."


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