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CONFIRMED: Cameron Burgess joins on loan

6 January 2017

Defender Cameron Burgess joins the Shakers on loan from Championship side Fulham for the rest of the season.

Highly rated in Australia, where he was already playing senior football for former club ECU Joondalup, Cameron Burgess was another exciting acquisition for the Cottagers academy in 2011.
 
A player that can operate in the centre of defence and on the left, the youngster is assured both in the tackle and in possession.
 
He started his football education in Scotland, where he played in the youth teams of both Glasgow Celtic and Aberdeen, before moving with his family to Australia. Both his father and grandfather played professional football, so Cameron followed suit when he signed as a pro on 1st July 2013 after he impressed in the Scotland under-20 squad at the ADO Den Haag Youth tournament in Holland. He has since, however, switched his allegiance from Scotland to Australia.
 
Cameron helped Fulham's under-18’s to the Final of the FA Youth Cup in the 2013-14 season and also made 21 league appearances, the following season he was handed his First team debut on the opening day and he impressed in an unfamiliar defensive midfield role.
 
In January 2015, he signed a new deal that tied him to the club until June 2017, with an option for a further year.
 
Twelve months later, he joined Cheltenham Town on loan for the remainder of the 2015-16 season and Cameron has good League One experience under his belt having spent the first six months of this season on loan at Oldham Athletic where he made 31 appearances and scored two goals for the Latics.
 
Cameron takes squad number 5 and has joined the squad in time for Saturdays game at Scunthorpe United alongside fellow new additions Reece Brown and Taylor Moore.


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