DAN BURN admits he was able to enjoy an “amazing night” as his first goal in a Newcastle United shirt helped his boyhood club reach their first League Cup semi-final since the 1970s.

Burn spent his boyhood years watching the Magpies from the St James’ Park stands as Sir Bobby Robson’s side finished in the top four and made it into the Champions League.

He was never able to watch Newcastle in the last four of the League Cup though, something he helped put right as he stroked home a right-footed finish to break the deadlock in this evening’s 2-0 win over Leicester City.

Burn said: “I used to sit in the East Stand. You always want to score in front of the Gallowgate End, to do that in front of my family was amazing.

“I like to get forward and it's entertaining watching a guy my size running into the box. 

“It was excitement before the game. The gaffer made a big thing of going for a trophy this season, in previous years staying in the league was enough, but this year we want a cup. 

“The fans deserve it - and we want to deliver.”

Burn joined Newcastle last January when the club was battling against relegation, and the transformation he has been part of in the last 12 months has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, the Blyth-born defender said: “When I first came here I thought it might be quite down, that's how it has been when I've been at other clubs who were in a relegation battle.

“But it's a great group of lads that we've brought in and we all complement each other.”

Newcastle crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of League One Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, and Burn admits there was a shared determination to ensure a repeat tonight.

He said: “Sometimes you can get used to winning, and that defeat the other day gave us the shock we needed.”