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Debut delight for Newport County's hat-trick hero Oliver McBurnie

30 November 2015

Oliver McBurnie had a debut to remember on Saturday, scoring a hat-trick in his first appearance for Newport County.

Those three goals handed Newport a 3-0 win over Luton Town, stretching their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League 2 to seven matches, and ending an eight-month wait for a victory in front of the Rodney Parade faithful.

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What made McBurnie's feat even more impressive was the fact that he was only introduced as a substitute shortly before the hour mark, and not even he predicted what was to follow.

"I don't think anyone really expected me to come on today and get a hat-trick, including me, and I am a very optimistic person," McBurnie told the club's official website.

"The gaffer said go on and try and make an impact, and I think I did.

"It is nice to help the team and getting the three points is the most important thing, but to get three goals and the match ball along the way is not too bad either."

McBurnie only arrived at the club 48 hours earlier on a month's youth loan from Swansea City, and the striker wants to help the club climb the division during his spell at Rodney Parade.

"If I hadn't seen the table before I came in, I wouldn't have said that this group of players are towards the bottom end of the table," added the 19-year-old.

"All the lads are in great spirit and feeling confident. The gaffer said in the dressing room after the game that the thing that pleased him the most was that we looked like a good team, which you can't disagree with really.

"The aim is to get as high as possible in the table, and if we keep on getting results like today, I can't see why not."

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