Interview Cameron Burgess

CAMERON BURGESS

Personal Details

Club:
Accrington Stanley FC
Full Name:
Cameron Burgess
Nationality:
Scotland
Australia
Date of Birth:
21-10-1995
Place of birth:
Aberdeen
Position:
Centre Back
Shirt number:
4

Career

2014-2017
Fulham FC
2015 (on loan)
Ross County FC
2016 (on loan)
Cheltenham Town FC
2016-2017 (on loan)
Oldham Athletic AFC
2017 (on loan)
Bury FC
2017-2020
Scunthorpe United FC
2019-2020 (on loan)
Salford City FC
2020
Scunthorpe United FC

Interview

Hello Cameron, introduce yourself…

Hi Guys Cameron here, hope you enjoy the interview 👌🏼.

How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.) And why ?

I have a few little things I like to do before the game mostly on the prehab side of things I’ve picked up over the years, different stretches etc. And I like to wear the same shoes If we won the week before, don’t know why! Apart from that it’s just the usual preparation.

Cameron, you joined the Fulham FC Academy in 2011. How did you get into the youth of Fulham ? And who helped you the most?

I was living in Australia at the time and through various avenues got the chance to come across to a few teams and train to see if I could get a contract. Loved it straight away at Fulham, just everything about the place and the people involved! There were lots of coaches who helped me while I was there from Steve Wigley, Kit Symons and Pete Grant. Then there are many others behind the scene who helped on and off the pitch and they know exactly who they are but too many to mention!

You made your first team debut for Fulham FC, in the opening match of the 2014–15 Championship season on 9 August 2014 against Ipswich Town FC at Portman Road. What can you remember about your first team debut with Fulham ?

I remember the moment I was told I was starting, the manager came to mine and Emerson Hyndman’s room at the hotel to tell us both before we left for the game and that was a special moment for us both as we came up from the youth team together. In terms of the actual game I played at the bottom of a diamond in midfield which was a surprise to me but the game flashed by in a second and before you know it the game was over!

By Fulham FC, you was loaned out to Ross County FC, Cheltenham Town FC, Oldham Athletic AFC and Bury FC. How did you experience these periods?

Lots of growing up and life experiences, gained many friends for life at those clubs and definitely learned to take certain experiences on board on the pitch. Going on those loans helped me to get comfortable playing league football and find my feet in the game. Some I enjoyed a lot more than others and I loved my time at Cheltenham and Bury.

On 6 June 2017, you signed a three year contract with League one club Scunthorpe United FC. How important was that moment for you ?

It was a big moment, first time away from Fulham and it was both sad to leave but exciting to join a team that had just missed out on a playoff promotion to the championship.

By Scunthorpe United FC, you scored your first goal for the club in a 0–3 away win over Northampton Town FC. How did you experience these match?

We were very good that day, everything went to plan and all the boys enjoyed that one! Great moment for me also to cap it with a goal and on my right foot too!

Since August 2020 you played for Accrington Stanley FC. Why did you chose for Accrington ?

I met with the manager and everything he said was exactly what I felt I needed in my career at this point in time. A good chance for me to progress and everyone involved at the club make it an enjoyable place to be.

Cameron, what were your highs and lows during your football career?

My highest points are getting to the youth cup final, making my debut and winning the league with Cheltenham, also getting to the final last year with Salford but the game unfortunately hasn’t gone ahead due to Covid-19! Your successes are always your highest points and my lowest is definitely that relegation from league one.

What are your targets for this season?

My targets are progression both as a player and as a club. I was to help Accrington achieve a successful position in league one and have a good consistent season personally.




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