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Dan Burn keen to extend Yeovil Town loan stay after 'crazy' debut

By WGSweet  |  Posted: October 02, 2012

New Yeovil Town loan signing Daniel Burn

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Defender Dan Burn's eventful Yeovil Town debut has not knocked his desire to stay in Somerset for the rest of the season providing he impresses.

The giant Fulham youngster is in line for his second appearance of a youth loan spell tonight against Portsmouth, just three days after starting at Preston North End.

The Glovers slumped to their fifth consecutive npower League One defeat on Saturday, with Burn scoring at either end in the 3-2 reverse.

Despite have just 90 minutes under his belt so far, Burn said he would be happy to extend his deal beyond the initial month if he proves a success.

"We will see how it goes and see what happens," he said. "If I play well and I put in some good performances and the team is playing well I can't see why it can't go until the end of the season."

Twenty-year-old Burn first caught manager Gary Johnson's eye as a teenager at the Cottagers, having first played for local club Darlington in the season they were relegated from the Football League.

Although yet to make a Premier League appearance, Burn - a regular in this Fulham's under-21 development side - comes highly-rated by his parent club.

The 6ft 6ins left-footer described his Yeovil bow as "crazy", saying: "It was great to be playing first team football, we are just disappointed with the result.

"There are not many games that you can say you have scored an own goal and gone up the other end and scored as well. It was my first goal in three years.

"It (the own goal) was just one of them where if I had reacted quicker I would have been in a position to deal with it but I was in my stride and I couldn't get out of the way if I tried.

"I had it in my mind that that I would just go for it and try to get my team back in the game. I saw the ball drop over the keeper and I was in total shock.

"It would have been great if that goal had gone in and we won 3-2, it was just a shame I scored when we lost."

Burn said the Glovers were now focused on channeling their disappointment into tonight's clash with Pompey and ending their point-less streak.

"It is a very frustrated dressing room but we will train and get it out of our minds and try and get back on winning ways," he said.

"That is the thing with the league, we have got games Saturday, Tuesday so we haven't got time to think about that game which is gone because it is out of your mind and we can focus on the next game.

"It is a shame what has happened to Portsmouth but they are still playing in a very good league so they are going to be a tough test.

"They have got some good players and some young players but it is probably a good time to be playing them if there is one to play Portsmouth.

"It takes it out of you mentally when you feel you have got to win every game to get out of it but going into Tuesday we will just try to get that win straight away.

"Bringing in new lads brings a bit of freshness and lifts the team so I am hoping I can do that."

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