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Burgess: McKenna is a Special Talent
Saturday, 8th Jun 2024 13:27

Blues centre-half Cameron Burgess says boss Kieran McKenna is a special talent and it’s massive for the club that the Northern Irishman has committed to staying.

Despite interest from Brighton, Chelsea and Manchester United following the Blues’ back-to-back promotions, McKenna signed a new four-year deal at Portman Road just over a week ago.

“That's the first step really,” Burgess, who is currently away on international duty with Australia, told ESPN. “The boss staying is massive for the club and probably shows our intentions as a club.

“Me especially, and the whole club, are under no illusions of how difficult it's going to be to make that step up.

“But we also meet it with excitement and full optimism that we can we can go and show our stuff on the biggest stage. Let's attack it like we've done with our last season.

“We'll look to hit the ground running and, hopefully, we can show off what we're capable of. And, hopefully, it turns out to be a successful season.”

Reflecting further on McKenna, he added: “He's a special talent of a manager. Simple as that. I've said it many times and all my teammates have said the same thing; we owe him a lot personally. He's done wonders for our careers. We've landed on our feet to have him as our manager.

“The environment works for him. What he's got in us as players and trusts us in what we do. Anything he asks us to do, we're doing it gladly because everything he'd told us to do so far has worked wonders. So, we owe him a lot. I'm just delighted that he's sticking around for a little bit longer.”

Burgess is expected to start and win his ninth full cap when the Socceroos host Palestine at HBF Park, Perth, his home town, on Tuesday.

Photo: Matchday Images

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itfcskayman added 14:41 - Jun 8
I have a good feeling about Burgess in the Prem. We know he’s not the most mobile but he can certainly defend.

ChestnutSe added 16:07 - Jun 8
Burgess didn’t look out of place when Australia played England a while back. I have no doubt about his ability to step up

Barty added 16:36 - Jun 8
Everything about our club is special and I am so proud to be a tractor boy. We will more than hold our own in the prem.

Garv added 17:08 - Jun 8
My early prediction for player of the year. Solid, dominant in the air and a good organizer.

surgery added 17:56 - Jun 8
My fear is that when the fixtures are announced we get to play some of the so called “elite” in our first few games it might knock the stuffing out of us should the results go badly

ImAbeliever added 19:46 - Jun 8
I believe, we’ll be fine as long as the characters we bring in have the right mind set. Can’t ’king wait for the window to open.

victorysquad added 12:36 - Jun 9
Mckenna needs to take us back into Europe, that is our destiny

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