Andrew Burns

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Andrew Burns

Appearances: 13+0 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 2nd July 1993

Position: Midfielder / Right-back

Season of first appearance: 2012/13

Season of last appearance: 2012/13

Also played for: Bolton Wanderers (0), Bradford City (0), Harrogate Town, Dagenham & Redbridge (0), Kettering Town, Harlow Town, Bishop's Stortford, Leatherhead and Barrow AFC

Liverpool-born player who started his career with Bolton. Andrew spent eight years on the club's books and worked his way up to the reserves, featuring for them during the 2009/10 campaign. He had a first team squad number for 2010/11 but Andrew never featured in Bolton's senior side and he was released at the end of that season.

In July 2011 he was signed by Bradford on a two-year deal and their Chief Scout Archie Christie said "We are delighted to have him here. He's strong, he's quick, he's bright and he's a very tough tackling right back. He will go into our development squad to start with and I feel that he will be perfect cover for the first team within less than twelve months. Andrew is a model professional and all credit to Bolton Wanderers and his family for the way he conducts himself. It is a shame for him that it didn't work out at Bolton, but we must thank David Lee (Bolton's Assistant Academy Director) for his efforts in helping to point us in Andrew's direction. He is a robust young man and I have no doubt that he will be able to handle the physical nature of npower League Two. We feel we have a good prospect on our hands here."

Andrew couldn't break into Bradford's first team and in March 2012 he was loaned to Harrogate where he made eight appearances without scoring before the end of the 2011/12 campaign.

In July 2012 he was released by Bradford after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent and a month later Andrew signed for Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Daggers manager John Still said "We've taken Andrew Burns who is a young defender from Bradford, he's been here for a few weeks and we've liked what we've seen. We will be loaning him out where he'll be getting some regular games, but as I say I think he's got something about him and we think he might be able to push on like a lot of the players we have here. He's young, he's ambitious, he's worked and his working extremely hard to make a career for himself and his attitude has been first class. We wish him the best of luck here."

Early in the 2012/13 season Andrew had a spell on loan at Southern League Premier Division club Kettering and he made 14 appearances there without scoring.

In November 2012 Andrew was farmed out again, joining Isthmian League Division 1 North club Harlow where he featured six times in league matches without scoring.

In December 2012, immediately after his stint with Harlow, Andrew began a loan spell with Conference North outfit Bishop's Stortford.

February 2013 saw him go out on loan yet again and Andrew made seven league appearances (one as sub) for Isthmian League Division 1 South club Leatherhead before embarking on his fifth loan spell of the season.

In March 2013 Andrew joined Margate at the same time as his team-mate Tom Davie and made his debut in midfield in a 1-1 draw at Whitehawk in the Isthmian League Premier Division on 19.3.13. Andrew then started each of Margate's next 12 matches up to the end of the 2012/13 season.

On 29.3.13 he played at right-back for the first time in a 3-1 win over Thurrock at Hartsdown Park but Andrew usually played in midfield and he finished 2012/13 having made a total of 13 appearances without scoring.

In May 2013 he was released by Dagenham & Redbridge having never featured in their first team.

In the summer of 2013 Andrew signed a one-year contract with Barrow of the Conference North and their manager Dave Bayliss told the North-West Evening Mail "Andy's probably been one of the players who has impressed the most - not just because of his ability but with his attitude alone. When you get to know him a little bit better he's one of those kids who you actually love working with because his attitude is absolutely fantastic. He trains brilliantly and you can tell he looks after himself. He's one of the fittest players at the club, so he's not one to finish training and then go home and sit on his backside. He'll actually go out and do extra work, and you can see that in his fitness levels."










2012/13 (MFC)

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