Scott Burgess has joined Norwegian side Bergsoy IL until July in order to develop his game in an environment that will suit him according to David Flitcroft.
Bury manager David Flitcroft has admitted that Scott Burgess has been struggling to get game time at a point in his career where he needs it to keep developing, which is why he has been sent on loan to Bergsoy IL in Norway.
A number of young English players have aided their development by going to Norway to get game time, and Flitcroft feels that Burgess will improve by going to a country whose footballing culture is bred on technical players.
Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD this morning, David Flitcroft said: “We’d spoke to Sunderland a few weeks ago and they’d sent one of their players over there, so we got in touch with them to ask what the experience was like.
“We haven’t got an under-21 team and we haven’t had as many behind closed door games recently because of the injuries we’ve had, so Burgess has really fell in between a rock and a hard place.
“We’ve at times wanted to get him on, but because of our poor away form we’ve not felt we could do that and then at home we’ve found a decent form, so he’s not playing enough game time.
“He trains every day and works as hard as every other player at the football club and it’s an opportunity for him to go to Norway and get the back end of the season and he’ll be playing all Summer so it’s fantastic for Burg and it’ll be a brilliant experience for him.
“When I put it to him, he was so excited to go over, which was big. There’s a couple of young guys over there from England and they want technical players which is what Scott is, so he’ll be ready and raring to go for next season.”
The full interview with David Flitcroft will be available on Shakers PlayerHD later today.