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Brady Aiming For Big Finish

20 April 2017

Robbie Brady is finding his feet at Turf Moor and looking forward to a productive end to the season.

The Clarets’ record signing hit the ground running in spectacular style with a goal on his full debut – a stunning free-kick to earn a point against Premier League leaders Chelsea in January.

He has since started just four league games but has been back in the side for the past two matches with his influence growing each time.

The Republic of Ireland international could start at Turf Moor for the first time since the Chelsea game when former club Manchester United visit on Sunday.

And Brady is hoping to hit the goal trail again.

He said: “I’m settling in well. These things take time, just getting to know how the lads play.

“I was disappointed with the first few games. When you first come in you want to do your best and give your best but sometimes that doesn’t go.

Robbie Brady almost doubled his goal tally at Middlesbrough

“That was the case for me. I found it difficult in the first few weeks showing what I was all about.

“But as the weeks have gone on I have settled in, I feel more relaxed and I am enjoying my football.

“I think you’ll find most of the lads are their own worst critic.

“You want to do well and things weren’t going as well as I thought they could. 

“I was happy with the goal (against Chelsea). I haven’t got one since then but hopefully I will get a couple more before the end of the season.”

Brady faces a reunion against Manchester United after moving over from Dublin as a teenager and starting his career at Old Trafford.

The wideman was restricted to just one senior appearance for the Reds before moving to Hull City, initially on loan, in 2011 and then Norwich City.

Brady spent almost four years at Hull City

Like Clarets’ team-mates Tom Heaton and Michael Keane, he has since forged a successful career beyond United but sees his time at Old Trafford, when Sir Alex Ferguson was manager, as a profitable one.

Brady added: “It was definitely the right choice to make to go to Manchester United when I was younger because I don’t think I would have been the player I am today if it wasn’t for Man United.

“It taught me so much about football on and off the pitch. It was a bit stop-start and I had a few injuries but I definitely wouldn’t change it. It was a fantastic period for me.

“I wanted to play for Manchester United but it was difficult at the time. They had so many players and so many great players that were there.

“I went on loan and played some football at Hull and I really enjoyed playing week-in, week-out. 

“That was a massive factor and I felt at the time it was going to be best for me to go and play and try and develop and get out of the comforts of Manchester United and it was the right decision.”

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