Burke enjoying Alaves stint

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Oliver Burke says Celtic have helped him kick-start his career and now he wants to step up a gear and re-establish himself with Scotland.

Oliver Burke is “very happy” at Alaves after joining the Spanish outfit on loan from West Brom.

The Scottish winger spent the latter half of last season on loan at Celtic and was sent out for another temporary stint in the summer, joining La Liga club Alaves for the campaign.

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Albion have previously suggested they aren’t necessarily looking to sell Burke but he appears to have his heart set on a move.

The 22-year-old has managed nine appearances for Alaves, two of which have been starts, and is enjoying playing regular football in Spain’s top flight, which he says is a “great league”.

He said: “I just have to focus on this loan I’m on now and take it all in and hopefully good things come from me going on loan now and getting game time. Hopefully it puts me in the shop window.

“I’d love to be a club and be the first name on the team-sheet every week, but I think it will come in time. I’m still at a good age and I’m just doing everything I can to learn the game.”

The former Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig forward has been included in the latest Scotland squad and will be hoping to add to his nine caps against Cyprus and Kazakhstan over the international break.

Burke has managed two appearances for Scotland in 2019 and scored his first goal for his country in June in a 2-1 win over Cyprus at Hampden Park.

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