23rd Sep, 2018

Milton Keynes win had a 'Wembley feel' to it, says Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge

FOOTBALL: GOALKEEPER Lee Burge compared the atmosphere at Stadium MK on Saturday to Coventry City’s Checkatrade Trophy win at Wembley Stadium.

The 25-year-old shotstopper made several key saves to record his 13th clean sheet of the season, and his third in the FA Cup.

Boosted by 7,833 travelling Sky Blue supporters – outnumbering the home attendance – Burge said the game had a ‘Wembley feel’ to it.

He said: “The support was outstanding. It helped us a lot, Milton Keynes are a very good team at keeping the ball and switching play.

“We were fatigued at the end but we were solid. The amount of blocks we made was unbelievable.”

One of Burge’s standout saves came in the opening half when Marcus Tavernier ran into the box in possession.

But an out-rushing Burge made a crucial stop, diving low to claim the ball.

Burge said: “They’re always risky saves to make but I have been working on those in training and learning to gamble on their second touch.

“As a defence we are so happy with another clean sheet.

“We haven’t been in the fifth round for a very long time and it is great.

“It is great to see lads who you know well playing well and doing the business.”

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