Brilliant way Sam Fender plays a role in Newcastle United star Dan Burn’s matchday preparations
Dan Burn labelled his choice of song as ‘cheesy’, but he puts on Geordie legend Sam Fender on his arrival at St. James’ Park on matchday.
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Newcastle United star and Blyth-born Dan Burn has admitted there is one Sam Fender song he has to play every time he drives to St. James' Park on matchday.
The huge Geordie is known for his dressing room dance moves and in a new behind-the-scenes interview talked SkySport through his pre-match process.
Burn talked through how he would feel the nerves build as he rolled up to St. James' Park and that there was one song that always helped settle those jitters.
Burn said: "I like how St. James' Park sits on top of the hill, you can see it from nearly everywhere in Newcastle. I love it. I loved coming here as a kid - we'd come past Trent House, go through the turnstiles and hear the roar of the crowd. Amazing.
"We don't get a team bus now, everyone drives in. That's when you start seeing fans with black and white shirts on. You come in and feel the adrenaline, listening to songs.
"It's cheesy as owt as it's all Geordie songs, but what I listen to before I turn in is 'Getting Started' by Sam Fender."
It's an appropriate tradition from the defender, with Fender known to be one of the most high-profile Newcastle fans going.
Not only has the singer partied with fellow Magpies at the stadium on takeover day in 2021 and constantly sported some sort of merch on stage, but he will play two nights at St. James' Park this summer.
Fender is expected to perform to over 100,000 over one weekend in June with tickets for the gig hot property amongst Geordies.