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Boyd Delight At Dons Strike

16 September 2015

George Boyd was delighted to finally get off the mark in the Clarets’ convincing 2-1 win over MK Dons at Turf Moor for a fourth straight win.

The 29-year-old produced an exquisite volley to convert Andre Gray’s delivery and secure the three points after Carl Baker had cancelled out Sam Vokes’ earlier first half strike.

“It was nice. It’s been coming,” said Boyd. “I obviously hadn’t scored so far this season but it was a great win for us. It’s four in a row and it gives us the momentum to keep on going ahead of a massive game on Monday.

“I’ve caught it nicely and it was a great win, so it was nice to open my account.”

Gray picked out the goalscorer with an inviting ball from the right flank and Boyd is impressed with the start made by club’s record signing since his move from Brentford.

“It’s two in two games for him now and it was a lovely stood-up ball. Luckily I caught it well and it has gone in but he gives us that massive in-behind threat.”

A nervy final few minutes of a prolonged second half injury time saw MK Dons throw everything forward, but Boyd was confident in the Claret’s resolve.

He said: “All credit to MK, they played some great football. They were a bit gung-ho and put a lot of men forward but we were resilient; we had two banks of four and looked solid and we also had that threat on
the counter attack in the last ten or 15 minutes.”

Burnley travel to the iPro stadium on Monday night to face big-spending Derby County and Boyd is relishing the test.

“It’s another game for us to go and prove how good we are at this level.” He explained. “We’ll go there full of confidence with obviously four in a row and we’ll go there looking for another three points.

“Obviously we’ve got to keep going as it is early days but four in a row in any league is fantastic. It’s a massive game on Monday and hopefully we can keep the run going.

“I’m getting the chances and no doubt I’ll score a lot more."

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