Promotion hopes driving Cameron Burgess at new club

Promotion hopes driving Cameron Burgess at new club


Australian defender Cameron Burgess has secured a move away from Fulham after three years, signing with League One side Scunthorpe United.

Burgess, 21, has inked a three-year deal with the Irons, who will enter the 2017-18 season as hopefuls of promotion to the Championship.

Scunthorpe finished third in League One last season but missed out on promotion via the play-offs.

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Burgess spent much of his time at Fulham away from the club on loan, with stints at Ross County, Cheltenham Town and most recently Oldham Athletic and Bury.

Burgess pinned his hopes on achieving that goal next season, as well as accumulating regular minutes.

“I’m absolutely delighted. I’m just glad to get it sorted and I’m raring to go for the season already,” he told Scunthorpe’s official website.

“The main goal for the season is promotion. That’s my main reason for signing for the club and I’m excited to get started and hopefully achieve that next season.

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“It’s the right time for me to do that and I’ve been presented with a very good opportunity to sign for Scunthorpe. That’s based on me playing against the club last season and it feels like the right time for me to move on and this was a big opportunity.

“I have two main goals coming to the club. One is to play games and with that my second goal is to hopefully help the team achieve promotion.

“If I can achieve both of those goals, I’ll be absolutely delighted.”