Cameron Burgess Joins Accrington Stanley
John Coleman Lands Main Target
Stanley boss John Coleman expressed his delight to the official Accrington Stanley website about landing Burgess.
He said: “Cameron was my main target over the summer and I am glad we got it over the line.
“I spoke to owner Andy Holt as we couldn’t make too many signings but he allowed me to sign one and I am glad I have got him.”
The Scottish-born defender, who joins from Scunthorpe United, will also competitions to the Stanley defence, according to Coleman. It was an area of the pitch where they were looking to strengthen due to age of current first-team centre-back Mark Hughes.
“Mark can’t go on forever but he is fit enough to compete this year,” said the Accrington boss.
“We had a terrible raft of injuries towards the end of last season and we were left with no centre halves so you have got to have competition.
“It could also lend to a change of system with the opportunity to play three at the back. This will cover all bases.”
Burgess Ready to Settle Down Again
Burgess joins from League Two side Scunthorpe United. However, he spent last season on loan with Salford City.
The 24-year-old made 29 appearances for the Ammies last season, 26 of which were starts.
However, after his loan last season, Burgess is ready to settle down permanently at a new club again.
“Loan spells are part of football and you do get used to them,” he said.
“Now, I want to get settled and kick on and play football.
“The main aim is to play well and play consistently and I am looking forward to getting started.”
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