Celic flop Oliver Burke comments on West Brom future

By Connor Gordon

July 12, 2019

Celtic flop Oliver Burke has discussed his plans for the future on West Brom’s official website.

The Scotland international wants to impress new manager Slaven Bilic. Burke is looking to live up to early expectations despite two £15 million transfers in recent years.

He goes back to the Baggies after a forgetful short spell on loan with the Hoops.

Oliver Burke wants West Brom rejuvenation

The 22-year-old didn’t have the greatest period on loan at Celtic last season.

Oliver Burke in Celtic colours last season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He chipped in with a couple of goals and made a few lung busting runs but not all else.

In his defence, he was played out of position most of the times but still offered little all things considered.

Burke wants to put this all behind him as he tries to kick start his English Championship career.

He told the official club site: “With everything that’s happened throughout my career there’s always that weight on your shoulders. I just want to enjoy my football and give my very best.

Oliver Burke playing for West Brom before Celtic move. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

“I know what I can do and I’m sure the coaches know what I’m capable of now. It’s just down to me to go out and prove it and give my all for the club.”

However, it will take a lot more than buzzwords to impress his new gaffer.

How Oliver Burke’s Celtic stint could have been handled

As previously mentioned, Burke didn’t have the ideal opportunities at Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers fancied him up front but ultimately it didn’t work out.

Neil Lennon also appeared to not be a fan and he made sparing appearances when he took the reins.

Neil Lennon didn’t fancy Oliver Burke. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If the managers let him play where he wanted to do so and consistently then maybe it would be different. His first touch was horrendous which isn’t ideal for a Celtic striker. Burke’s pace wasn’t utilised as it should have been which has led to his downfall.

Let’s hope Burke can push on and show everyone that he’s worth his big bucks.