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Cook: Burgess Will Start at Cheltenham
Sunday, 15th Aug 2021 20:57

Town boss Paul Cook has confirmed that new centre-half Cameron Burgess will start for the Blues at Cheltenham on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old’s signing from Accrington for a fee understood to be £750,000 was confirmed earlier today after he signed a three-year deal with the club having an option for a further year.

Manager Cook says he’s delighted to have added the former Australian U23 international to his squad.

“We're really pleased to have Cameron with us,” he told the club site. “He offers strength and physicality in both boxes and that is something we have been missing slightly.

“Cameron has good experience in the game but is also at a good age. He can bring a balance to the defence and back line with his left foot and style.

“He's raring to go and comes straight into the fold. He will start on Tuesday night.”

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ian_marshall added 21:02 - Aug 15
With donacian or the wolf?

markchips added 21:11 - Aug 15
If Edmundsen not ready go with Donacien. Woolf needs a kick up the backside and KVY also poor so maybe Donacien in as right back once Edmundsen fit.

BlueandTruesince82 added 21:16 - Aug 15
Agree, with a laid back personality you feel Woolf needs competition... he's a guaranteed starter up to now... needs to be kept on his toes.


Town_Boy added 21:35 - Aug 15
Good no messing straight in! In the team of the season last year 👍

ArnieM added 22:33 - Aug 15
Not convinced Woolfie had what’s required unfortunately. Think Burgess will Partner Donacian until Edmundson is fit ( what is his injury anyway ??)

Karlosfandangal added 23:54 - Aug 15
Would like Coulsen at left back as heard good things about him. Not saying Penney not good enough but would like to see what he has to offer.
Would like Edwards to start too as he looked very good on Saturday.
Burgess and Edmunson look to be the centre backs for the season but feel we need another one too as I don’t feel Woolfenden is good enough there he had last season but in my opinion not progressed.
If look at Dobra how he has come on since last season,Woolfenden den needs a wake up call

dirtydingusmagee added 07:11 - Aug 16
just hope we can win this one, the sigh of relief will be heard across the land , and that will just be me ! COYB

EricsGate added 07:12 - Aug 16
So comments saying Woolfenden needs (another) a kick up the backside.

That because he’s not good enough for a top half side in this league

He’s so slow as well.


bluewarrior added 07:30 - Aug 16
I thought when Woolf came on the scene he had all the attributes but hasn’t progressed. The laid back style is costing dearly and he’s going to have to work bloody hard to get back in the reckoning. Meanwhile Donacien has shown good attitude under Cook and has really grown on me as a squad player. I rate KVY highly for his wing back attributes but he (and Penney) have left big gaps behind them when pushing forward as seen on Saturday and there will be games when Donacien’s defensive qualities will be a better option so I think he has a part to play this season.

Linkboy13 added 08:10 - Aug 16
Strength and physicality we had it in abundance last season ha ha.

Bluearmy_81 added 08:45 - Aug 16
Has to be for Woolfenden, he's been awful

Billysherlockblue added 09:57 - Aug 16
Burgess for me is the most important signing we have made. Like evans and piggott a true leader and now the spine of the team looks strong. With Edmondson coming back we will have a commandind backline in the hunter beattie mold . We will win tomorrow night and so our season will begin! Remember an average 2 pts a game is all we need 👍 so super blues forever!

Bazza8564 added 10:03 - Aug 16
I agree that Janoi has done enough to stay in, assuming George isnt fit yet.

The side is beginning to have a bit more shape to it, we will all have our own opinions but for me its like this

KVY, Burgess, Edmunson, Coulson
Harper and Lee
Edwards (R), Fraser (L)
Chaplin or Barry
Pigott or Bonne

Youve then got Burns Norwood Wooldenden Holy Aluko Penney and Donacien as back ups plus the two forwards above that dont start

Feels a lot stronger to me.....

Billysherlockblue added 10:09 - Aug 16
I agree with bazzas team selection but i also would add we need another spoiler in midfield to come in. If he was physically strong... over 6 feet he could also fill in centre half. Just my thoughts. Any one agree? Super blues forever! 💙

Upthetown1970 added 10:36 - Aug 16
What about the GEL!!! When's that starting. I'm not falling for the team need to gel, it's just Cooks get out of jail for a while. Our last 2 opponents have brought in 17 & 14 new players themselves and they seem to also have been provided with Gel!! Haha.

I can hear it now once we get our first win, Cook " the team are now starting to gel".

I know all you Cook is the messiah fans will down mark me but you are all falling for his charm and media mastering, similar to that of Lambert in his early days. I guarantee you will all be calling for Cooks head at some stage during his time here.
Let the down marking commence haha.
Oh just waiting for someone to tell me to give my head a wobble as well haha.

Europablue added 11:07 - Aug 16
Upthetown1970 I don't know who is calling Cook the messiah. He certainly came in with high expectations of getting us promoted. The results he got out of the old team last year were shockingly bad. Maybe that was because they were all looking elsewhere to secure their futures. Nevertheless, the results from last season are a black mark against PC.
However, the owners committed to allowing PC to make wholesale changes to the entire squad. Recruitment has been exceptional and that adds the pressure for PC to get results. Clearly the team does need time to gel, and results have not been good enough. Performances have been pretty decent aside from the centre backs, but we have recuited replacements. I'm seeing enough positive signs in terms of how we are trying to play and the new players we have brought in to happily back the players and particularly the manager and see where we are at after 10 games.
Having said that PC desparately needs a win, even a scrappy/lucky one after two poor results due to bad luck and poor individual errors.

philpott2 added 11:14 - Aug 16
That's good news, a proper committed centrehalf, straight in there and get defending. Am assuming he's one up on the likes of Tommy Smith, who at one time I wouldn't have minded as a back up..... Edmunds on and this lad sound like a promising pair.
I thought Donacien did pretty well when Toto went off in the Morecombe game, to be honest.

Woolfie needs some advice on basic defending, not sure I've worked out what he does right now, having been so promising when he first appeared. He backs off all of the time (Burton goal after their quickly taken free

philpott2 added 11:16 - Aug 16
Damn..... Posted before completing🙄

Quickly taken free kick, looked as though the attacker had played it way too far ahead of himself yet he carried on going backwards (Woolfie).
Makes me think of the weaker parts of Titus Brambles game, with the lethargy of Phil Whelan!!! But Whelan was probably better.....

Wooly74 added 11:37 - Aug 16
I’ll mark you down straight away for the negative thoughts after merely three games and one of those I was glad to see the back of (pointless league cup).

Try getting behind your team and manager instead of being a moaner on the keyboard!

Billysherlockblue added 11:58 - Aug 16
Isnt it great that football is so controversial and people so opionated. This is what makes football tick. We all wanted change to a man. Evans out etc etc. Now we have something good happening with our club. Lets enjoy the wont happen over night but it will happen. Look at the Brentford fans against arsenal. They willed their team on. Ive no doubt the minority aside we all feel this way aboue Ipswich town. So lets all get together and support the super blues forever 💙

ChrisFelix added 12:45 - Aug 16
For me our achillies heel so far has been no's 3 & 6.
Bringing in Burgess & Coulson I'm hoping will stop the errors & strengthen the defence. I see critism of our keeper & Kane Vincent Young. Both good players but let down by the 2 players mentioned above

Linkboy13 added 19:32 - Aug 16
ChrisFelix I think your suffering from favourite player syndrome KVY has been poor this season as have all of the back four . KVY at his best before his injury was head and shoulders above anybody else in what was a very poor team. Still think given time he will return to his best.

algarvefan added 13:21 - Aug 17
Sorry to say that I don't think KVY has been up to scratch especially against Burton, Akin ran him ragged. We need to give the team time and our patience to allow things to progress.

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