New signing Cameron Burgess can’t wait to get back on the pitch and help Stanley have a strong season in Sky Bet League One.
The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the Wham Stadium and is John Coleman’s first signing of the summer.
After starting his career at Fulham, the defender had various loan spells before moving to Scunthorpe in 2017. He spent last season on loan at Salford City, where he scored against Stanley in the Leasing.com Trophy.
“The manager got in touch over the summer, we had a chat and it was all positive stuff,” said the defender, who has played for Scotland to Under 19 level and Australia at Under 23 level.
“I can’t wait to get going. I know a fair few lads who have been here on loan previously and they all have good things to say about the club.
“I am looking forward to knuckling down, this is a long deal and I can’t wait to get started.
“League One is a big thing, it’s a level I want to play at, it’s a permanent contract so it’s a good chance to get settled and get my teeth into it.”
Once again Stanley will be battling against the odds in terms of budgets but, if Wycombe can make it to the Championship on a small budget, the ambitions are high at the Wham Stadium.
“I don’t think Accrington gets the credit the club deserves,” continued Burgess. “From what I can see it’s a very smartly run, a club going in the right direction and doing the right things off the pitch and making sure the right things are in place to help the lads on the pitch.
“That’s something I have seen straight away from the manager.
“We are going to be an exciting team this season.”
Burgess is looking forward to the new season – and hopes the fans are back sooner rather than later.
“I have played at the Wham Stadium for Scunthorpe two seasons ago. It was a 1-1 draw, I remember it well, it was early on in the season, the sun was shining, it was a good pitch to play on so it was good.
“I remember the noise the fans created, I remember it being pretty loud and also the pitch was good.
“I can’t wait to get on the pitch and back playing football.”