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Burns closer to comeback

27th February 2013 14:39


Freddie Burns Gloucester

Fit again: Freddie Burns

Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns is closer to making his return from a knee injury that has so far ruled him out of the Six Nations.

Burns suffered the injury playing against Mont-de-Marsan, denying him the opportunity to add to his sole England cap won on debut in the win over New Zealand last November.

Having worked his way back to full fitness, Burns is eager to get back playing for Gloucester this Friday against Bath.

"It was obviously a big blow to get injured before the Six Nations," said Burns.

"I've missed most of the tournament, obviously I hope to be fit for the last two games, but I only have one game realistically to prove match fitness and form.

"As soon as I got injured, it was obviously a disappointment for the first couple of days. But you've just got to put it to one side and, not write off the Six Nations, because you want to get back and help the boys.

"But, firstly, it's about getting fit and, secondly, it's all about performing for Gloucester on Friday if I'm selected. That's my focus at the minute, helping us to get that victory on Friday night, any way I can. It's something I've tried to do all year, just focus on my game for Gloucester. That's what gets you noticed by the England coaching team.

"So, it's back to square one for me, doing what I do for Gloucester and, if it results in a call up, then that's great. In the meantime, I'll just keep working hard for the club."

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