Vanarama National League club Gateshead have completed the signing of Buxton defender Danny Burns for an undisclosed fee.
The centre back joined the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Bucks in the summer, following his release from Cambridge United and will return to the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Before his release from United he spent time out on loan at Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge City and Lowestoft Town.
Speaking to Gateshead’s official website, Heed boss Neil Aspin explaining the thinking behind the decision to sign Burns and why he is being loaned back to Buxton.
He said “Danny is a highly-rated player. He is one for the future.
“We see him as a long-term replacement for Ben Clark. Loaning him back to Buxton will give him the chance to continue his progression because he will be playing football every week.
“He will come back to Gateshead ready for next season, by which point he should be pushing for a start.
“He is a player with a lot of potential”
So far this season Burns has made eight appearances for Buxton and becomes the latest Bucks player to move up the league pyramid during Martin McIntosh’s tenure at Silverlands.
The likes of Marc Roberts, Sean Tuton (both now with Barnsley), Ash Palmer (now Guiseley) and Liam Hardy (now Darlington) are plying their trade in higher divisions after spending time with Buxton.
The Bucks released their own statement on their official website as they lauded the efforts of their management team in developing players.
It read “Great credit is due to manager Martin McIntosh and his assistant, Tim Ryan, for the progress made by these players in their time with us.
“Martin has a better record in transferring players to the benefit of the club than any Buxton manager since the time of the late Bob Murphy 30 years ago. These transfers show Buxton to be a club where young players are encouraged, thrive and are helped to build their careers.
“In Danny’s case, he can continue here for the next 8 months, learning from Martin and Tim and from the experienced players around him while the team is not weakened in the hunt for honours.
We also know that eventually Danny will be moving to a good club with a fine manager who will help him to develop further, just as he did for Marc Roberts”
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)