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Burgess pleased to reach a century

14 August 2018

Saturday’s game against Walsall at Glanford Park saw defender Cameron Burgess mark his 100th career start, and the centre-back hopes that’s only the beginning of a long and successful spell in the game.

The Iron drew the match 1-1 after going in front courtesy of Lee Novak, but the visitors pegged them back when a penalty was awarded in their favour. Zeli Ismail stepped up to take it and put the ball in the right-hand corner, out of the reach of goalkeeper Rory Watson.

Speaking about the fixture to iFollow Iron, Burgess said: “I think we controlled the game for the most part. They had their spells, but we played good football although we could have moved the ball a bit better sometimes. Overall, we are disappointed not to get all three points.”

Ismail won the penalty when he was adjudged to have been brought down in the box by Matthew Lund and the centre-back added: “I didn’t really have the best of views, but Lundy said that he got a bit of the ball, so we can only trust that he did. 

“However, obviously, when you go to ground, you give the referee that decision to make. Nevertheless, we still had chances to go on and win the game after that.”

There were still many positives to take out of the game for United and the Australian international agreed, saying: “I think we moved the ball well at times, we know what we have to do, and we know what we can do. I feel we showed it for the large part of the game.

“We can definitely take those as the positives and at the end of the day we still got a point. Also, we still didn’t concede a goal from open play again.”

At just 22 years of age, the centre-back now has 100 starts under his belt and was delighted to mark it in front of the Iron fans.

He said: “It’s good. It means I’m going in the right direction. I hope there are many more to come.

“I hope I can look back when I’m older and say I’ve had a long career and a successful one too.”

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