West Ham defender Reece Burke not scarred by Cup experience

West Ham United defender Reece Burke insists he hasn't been 'scarred' by their FA Cup humiliation at Nottingham Forest.

West Ham United defender Reece Burke insists he hasn't been 'scarred' by their FA Cup humiliation at Nottingham Forest.

Burke was a surprise inclusion for the FA Cup with Budweiser third round tie and came off the bench to replace Alou Diarra after 55 minutes.

The defender was delighted to make his first senior appearance for West Ham whilst admitting he felt he could have played better.

"When I came on against Forest, to be honest with you, I didn't think I did that well. After the Forest game I played an U21 game against Chelsea and that picked me back up and today helped as well. I've just got to learn from it and get back to how I play.

"I knew about two days before. You've got to prepare as if you're going to come on but it was something which I didn't expect and obviously I'm very happy that I did come on."

He also told whufc.com: "You're buzzing. You hear all the crowd and you just want to come on, I just wish I'd played well to be fair. It was a great experience for me and it can only make me a better player."

 
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