Date: 6th August 2018 at 1:00pm
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As quoted by Wales Online, Oli McBurnie has revealed why he didn’t leave Swansea this summer despite being linked with us during the window.

The rumour surrounding the striker all stemmed from January and Paul Heckingbottom’s time at the club.

Hecky liked the forward and wanted him after his spell at Barnsley where he scored a number of goals for the Tykes.

Hecky, though, left the club and McBurnie decided to stay with Swansea revealing that it was after speaking with the Swans’ manager that he made his call.

He said:

“It’s always a big decision when you are having to make decisions over your career but once I spoke to the gaffer and people at the club it was an easy decision for me to stay.

“They told me all the things I wanted to hear, how he wanted me to play, how he wanted the team to play and my role in that. It was music to my ears and it was a case of ‘where do I sign?’”

Clearly, McBurnie had his mind made up by the club and, to be honest, once Hecky left it never really looked likely that we’d be going for him in earnest.

He started the campaign well at the weekend, of course, and I think he will score goals but, to be honest, I am not too worried that we didn’t get him in the end.


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