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McBurnie: "We'll fight for three points."

26 April 2018

Barnsley forward Oli McBurnie insists he is confident that the team has enough quality to ensure the Club’s Championship survival this season.

The Scotland international has aided the Reds’ cause with eight goals since his loan move from Swansea City in January, and has backed his teammates to beat the drop.

“I’ve never not believed, ever since the day that I came in, that we would be safe,” said McBurnie. “I still feel that now.

“Obviously we’ve made it very difficult for ourselves - we seem to like doing that - but I still have 100% confidence that we can do it.

“I work with those boys every day and you’ve seen the performances against Sheffield United and Bristol City - those teams that are arguably some of the best teams in the league - and we’ve dominated those games.

“We’ve got the performances in us, we just need to pull it from us and do it in the next two games.”

The Reds come into this weekend’s clash with Brentford on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground

However, McBurnie believes it is important that José Morais’ side put that disappointment behind them and focus on the task at hand.

“We need to move on from it,” insisted the forward. “It’s a tough one for us to take - it’s a tough one for the fans to take.

“It’s not a good one for us to look back on; it was frustrating. It was a difficult night. In our position, we can’t really be performing the way we did on Tuesday night, as a player it’s difficult to put your finger on why we played the way we did.

“But we can’t really reflect on it and we need to look at where we went wrong and move on.

“We can’t sulk around after that game. We’ve got to move on and try and get something out of these last two games. It’s going to be two difficult games - they’re both fighting for something as well.

“We’ve got two more massive games where we’ve got to do everything we can to stay in this league and that’s all it’s about now.

“All everyone wants to do now is stay in this division. We’ll get out on the training pitch and we’ll work hard, go into the game on Saturday and do our very best to fight for three points.”

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