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Burke hails 'huge win'

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Burke has the scoring feeling. (©PAphotos)
Burke has the scoring feeling. (©PAphotos).

Birmingham City winger Chris Burke has labelled the club's win over Nottingham Forest as a potential turning point in their season.

Despite taking on NK Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday, The Blues rallied to record their first away league win since February, a task made all the more tough by Forest's opener through Ishmail Miller.

However, Burke's long range effort followed by Chris Wood's double completed the much needed win on the road, and Burke said the side's ability to stay in the game despite being a goal down could be a fearsome weapon for the remainder of the season.

"It's a massive win especially with it being our first away win in the Championship," said Burke.

"Our away record wasn't the best but we're kind of playing catch-up at the moment.

"We're delighted to get the three points and it's another victory for us coming back from a goal down which is very pleasing.

 

"There is great team spirit here and I think it is really positive that near the end of games we are finishing strongly.

"That's a great asset to have in this Championship because the more you stay in the game and the longer it goes on, the more it opens up. If we can become stronger in the last 20 minutes hopefully we'll be up there."

Burke also netted the leveller in Slovenia in mid-week with another wonderful individual effort and the former Rangers flyer admits his recent goal glut has helping him fall in love with life at St Andrews.

"I'm loving it here and it's been fantastic," he added. 

"It's a massive club and a great club to play for.

"I'm enjoying it and I've settled in very quickly. That's partly due to the coaching staff and players and stuff like that and long may it continue."

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