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Lowton: We're Capable Of Even More

13 January 2016

Matt Lowton feels the Clarets are capable of even more after their five-star showing at MK Dons on Tuesday.

A sensational second-half display saw Lowton net his first goal for the club and add to goals from Sam Vokes, Andre Gray and George Boyd.

Joey Barton had given the Clarets’ a 1-0 lead going into the break, but the full-back admits they were far from happy with their first-half showing.

Lowton said: “The first-half wasn’t as well as we can play and going in at 1-0 up we still weren’t happy so the manager had a few words for us.

“He made it clear that we’re a lot better than that and we were giving them too much time and space. We did it in the second-half and it proved the right thing to do.

“It’s always nice to get an early goal after the break and Vokesy showed great feet and added a great finish. You saw the confidence grow around the team after that.

“I think we’re capable of this and even more. In the first-half we weren’t even at the races. We went to Middlesbrough last weekend, I know it was in the cup, but winning breeds confidence and we’ve scored five
so we can build on it.”

The former Aston Villa man netted the fourth goal of the evening and the Dons saw Anthony Kay sent off before George Boyd completed the rout.

The Clarets now head to Brentford on Friday looking to complete a hat-trick of away victories in the space of a week, and Lowton feels the fitness of the side will stand them in good stead to do just that.

Reflecting on the goal, he added: “I was disappointed actually because I got in the box and squared it and thought I should have found Vokesy.

“As it materialised it came back in and I concentrated on the contact and thankfully it went in.

“I think Jonah had the chance to swing it in but he kept his composure, found Boydy who had a better angle for the cross and I hung out the back and it found me.

“The last couple of league games we’ve scored a lot of goals and we’re keeping a lot of clean sheets so if the points get tight it’s good that we’ve got a good goal difference.

“We’re a fit team and we pride ourselves on playing for the full 95, 96 minutes or whatever it is and I think it showed in the game.

“I know they went down to ten men but we ran over them in the second-half.”

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