Jackson Irvine eager to be kept in the dark over club future

Jackson Irvine eager to be kept in the dark over club future


Burton Albion and Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine does not want to be kept informed of any developments relating to his future at club level.

Since signing for the Brewers from Ross County last European summer, becoming their record signing in the process at a fee of around €360,000, the 24-year-old has gone from strength to strength.

Irvine has established himself as a potent weapon from deep-lying midfield, notching up 10 goals for Burton and regularly earning callups to Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos squads.

Irvine made his starting debut for Australia just under a fortnight ago in Tehran against Iraq and scored a first international goal five days later against UAE in Sydney.

To cap off a whirlwind week, Irvine netted the winner off the bench for Burton away against promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town in the 96th minute at the weekend.

Even with his stocks on the rise, Irvine remains reluctant to look any further into the future than Burton’s next game against league leaders Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Speaking exclusively on Tuesday’s Daily Football Show, Irvine stressed he is not concerning himself with any interest away from the Pirelli Stadium.

“I’m quite particular about the information that comes my way when it comes to these types of things with my agent and with the club,” Irvine said.

“I don’t really like to know an awful lot about it to be honest. I like to just stay in the dark and focus on my game and keep those distractions away.

“Things will be said I’m sure, as they were in January, at the end of the season as they are for most players.

“You rumours, this and that, but until anything becomes substantial or real, I don’t even hear about it until it becomes something tangible that comes to light.

“I’ll deal with anything like that when the situation arises. But … I prefer, seven games to go with Burton, keep my eye on that for now, and when the rest of that stuff happens, then I deal with that when it comes.”

Irvine’s contract with Burton runs until June 2019.

The club sits in 19th place on the Championship table, four points outside the relegation zone.

LISTEN to the FULL chat with Jackson Irvine on Tuesday’s Daily Football Show at 4pm AEST.