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Jordan Burrow: "I’d rather score fewer goals and collectively do something as a team."

By Dan Simmonite | 22nd August 2019

Jordan Burrow has enjoyed a great start to the 2019-20 Vanarama National League North season, scoring goals and featuring heavily in manager Steve Watson’s plans.

He recently scored in City’s 2-0 victory over Leamington and was pleased to see strike partner Alex Kempster also get his name on the score sheet as the two frontmen look to build on their growing partnership.

Speaking after the Leamington game Burrow said: “He runs in behind well and I think my part is to be the first phase – taking the knocks and the hits and let Kempster do his stuff down the sides and in behind – we are playing off each other well.

“There is competition throughout the squad, especially in the forward areas we have four or five capable bodies who are all chomping at the bit to get on.

“But the main thing standing out is the team spirit, everyone wants each other to do well.”

Along with the goals from Burrow, City have recently topped a league table for the first time since August 2006 and are living up to their label as National League North title favourites.

Burrow puts this down to the environment the management team have created in the past eight months and the winning mentality of the new players brought in over the summer.

He added: “The atmosphere is really good; we’ve got a good dressing room and are all striving to better ourselves – everyone who comes in wants to win.

“I’m pleased with the way I’ve been playing and with the way I’ve started the season, I’ve played the majority of the minutes in every game, so I’ve been happy with that and contributing to the team.

“There’s still periods in games where I think we can improve but as long as the team keep winning and I keep playing then I will be happy.

Burrow was the club’s leading scorer last term but has emphasised that this year his concentration is on winning games rather then his individual scoring record.

He explained: “I got nineteen last year in a team that wasn’t successful – but that was disappointing because as a team we didn’t do anything.

“I’d rather score fewer goals and collectively do something as a team, that’s the most important thing.

“When you are winning and playing as a team you are buzzing for the next one.

“The league is so unpredictable, and we can’t get carried away - we will be taking each game as it comes.”

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