Sky Bet League One side Scunthorpe United have today announced the signing of defender Cameron Burgess from Fulham. He makes the move from Slavisa Jokanovic’s Cottagers for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract at Glanford Park.
The 21-year-old only made four league appearances for the Craven Cottage side, but has enjoyed plenty of first team football recently in the form of loan deals. Last season, he was lining up against the Iron when on loan with first Oldham Athletic, before ending the campaign with Bury. Scunthorpe ended the season losing to Millwall in the play-offs.
Burgess will link up with his new teammates at the end of the month when they report back for pre-season training. Graham Alexander has been looking to strengthen his squad in all areas, but especially in the defence after David Mirfin was allowed to move on.
In addition to time in League One last season, prior to this Burgess has had loan spells in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and also with Cheltenham Town. The Scottish-born defender has over 60 appearances to his name in the professional game, and being offered a three-year deal proves how highly Alexander does rate him.
Speaking on his first summer signing, Alexander says that Burgess fits the profile for the type of player he is looking for,
“Cameron ticks a lot of boxes for us, he has a great stature and can play. He had a full season last year at Bury and at Oldham, and showed what he’s about. He’s coming in at a great age and his motivation to come in and do well was there for us when we spoke to him. We’re delighted to get him on board.”