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Sam Burns signs on loan from Blackburn Rovers

4 January 2022

Scunthorpe United is delighted to have completed the loan signing of forward Sam Burns from Championship side Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old, who has been with Rovers since Under-14s level, has netted 11 goals for their Under-23s in Premier League 2 and the Premier League Cup so far this campaign and is tipped to have a bright future in the game.

Talking about his move to United, he told iFollow Iron: "The move came about quite quickly, over the duration of a week really, but it's great to be here and get going.

"It's been good training with the players already. It's been top drawer and different to what I'm used to at Under-23s level, but I'm buzzing to get in and work hard, give what the manager wants and help the team.

"He's told me to work hard and work my way into the side, and to show my quality. I have pace and I'm quick at running in behind, and can hopefully bring some goals to the team.

"I'm looking forward to playing first team football and getting some goals while I'm here. I can play anywhere across the front but I see myself as a striker."

Burns enjoyed a loan spell with FC United of Manchester in the Northern Premier League Premier Division earlier this term, scoring three times during his month there, and getting used to men's football.

He added: "The physicality at FC United of Manchester earlier this season was different to what I'm used to, but I enjoyed it and it was really beneficial for me, gearing me up for league football. This is now the next step for me and I can't wait to get started."

The transfer is subject to EFL and FA ratification.

See more from Sam Burns on iFollow Iron.

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