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Gray's Relief At Debut Goal

12 September 2015

Andre Gray says it was a relief to get off the mark on his home debut in the 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.


Gray sealed a third straight win for the Clarets in stoppage time when he pressed high, won the ball off Liam Palmer before cutting inside and driving the ball low beyond Joe Wildsmith.


And after contributing an earlier assist for Matt Taylor to complement that late strike, he was left to reflect on a dream start to his time at Turf Moor.


“It’s a dream come true really. Every striker wants to make their debut and score a goal, but to get an assist as well and most importantly a win was great," he said.


“I don’t think I had the best of games to be honest but it was a relief to get off the mark and hopefully I can kick on.


“I’ve done a lot of work during the international break on my fitness and it paid off today, particularly in the last ten-fifteen minutes.


“When I won the ball back it was a case of staying composed and making the right decision – thankfully I did!”


Gray had a number of suitors before opting to join the Clarets and becoming the club-record signing.

But as he starts to develop a relationship with his new teammates, the former Brentford hitman believes Turf Moor is already proving a perfect place for him to improve.


He added: “You’ve seen it today that they are going to get the best out of me here.

"My work rate is already higher and hopefully my quality will come with that.


“It’s the perfect place for me to come to develop and be the best that I can be.”

A full interview with goal-den boy Andre Gray can be seen now on Clarets Player HD.


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