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INTERVIEW: Lee Burge says Sky Blue fans made Stadium:mk feel like Wembley

The Sky Blues are into the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup...

28 January 2018

Sky Blues ‘keeper Lee Burge said that the Sky Blue Army made their FA Cup fourth round win feel like a day out at Wembley when 7,800 city fans packed into Stadium:mk.

The away support outnumbered the home in Milton Keynes as Max Biamou’s second half goal fired Mark Robins’ side into the fifth round for the first time since 2009.

“That was mental to be honest,” said Burge.

“The game has a Wembley feel about it. The fans were so loud.

“The support was outstanding which helped us out a lot because they are a very good team at keeping the ball and switching play.

“We were fatigued at the end but we were solid as a team and the amount of blocks was unbelievable. It was brilliant defending again.

“I don’t know how they are doing it, but as long as it keeps happening it is great!”

One of the few times that MK Dons managed to get past the wall of Sky Blue defenders, Marcus Tavernier looked like he was about to fire the home side ahead early on but for an out-rushing Burge who had the bravery to dive low and take the ball from the toe of the teenager.

“They’re always risky saves to make but I have been working on those a lot in training and learning to gamble on their second touch and if they take a bad on you can come out and claim everything.

“Even right at the end I made a couple of saves and there were a load of blocks. As a defence we are so happy with another clean sheet.

The full-time whistle was met with celebrations amongst both the players and the 7,800 Sky Blues fans behind the goal as all eighteen players went over to applaud what was the largest away following of the round.

“Seeing the players in there, everybody is buzzing. We haven’t been in the fifth round for a very long time and it is great.

“Especially with me and Willis who came up through the same youth team. It is great to see lads who you know well playing well and doing the business.

He added: “You never know who you’re going to get next in this tournament, so we will just take it round by round.

“Hopefully we can get a big draw in the next round. Manchester Untied away. We’ll take them,” he said with a laugh.


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