Dan Burn

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Dan Burn
Dan Burn BCFC 2013.jpg
With Birmingham City in 2013 pre-season
Personal information
Full name Daniel Johnson Burn[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Blyth, England
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 33
Youth career
2009 Darlington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Darlington 14 (0)
2011–2016 Fulham 61 (1)
2012–2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 34 (2)
2013–2014 Birmingham City (loan) 24 (0)
2016– Wigan Athletic 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:09, 8 March 2017 (UTC).

Daniel Johnson "Dan" Burn (born 9 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. He plays as a defender. Burn made his debut in the Football League for Darlington in 2009 and joined Fulham at the end of the 2010–11 season, having made 19 appearances for Darlington. He spent the 2012–13 season on loan to Yeovil Town, for whom he made 41 appearances, and spent part of the following season on loan to Birmingham City. He joined Wigan when his contract with Fulham expired at the end of the 2015–16 season.

Career[edit]

Darlington[edit]

Born in Blyth, Northumberland,[1] Burn grew up supporting Newcastle United and idolised Alan Shearer.[3] Burn played for the local team before signing for Darlington on professional terms on 1 July 2009.[4]

Due to the club’s financial problems and lack of available players, Burn was promoted to the first team for the first time and appeared as an unused substitute, in a 3–1 loss against Hereford United on 31 October 2009.[5] Burn then made his away league debut coming on as a 19th-minute substitute for injured defender Mark Bower against Torquay United on 12 December 2009, which resulted in a 5–0 loss.[6] Burn then made his first start in another encounter against Torquay United on 6 March 2010, which saw Darlington lost 3–1.[7] Though he made four appearance in the 2009–10 season, the club, however, were relegated to the Conference.

After this, Burn was sent back to the academy in order to develop more throughout the whole 2010 and soon recalled to the first team once again by Manager Mark Cooper, where he made his first appearance of the 2010–11 season, in a 3–1 win against Barrow on 3 January 2011.[8] Burn was given a handful of first team appearances, where he went on to make ten appearance in the 2010–11 season[9] and his performance was praised by Cooper.[10] Burn finished second behind Jamie Chandler for the club's Young Player of the Year award.[11]

Burn’s performance attracted interests from Premier League clubs, including Fulham.[12] Despite the club made an improved contract for Burn, Manager Cooper said it would be unlikely to keep Burn the following season,[13] although he believed that Burn could play in the Premier League.[14]

Fulham[edit]

Burn training for Fulham ahead of a match.

On 14 April 2011, a deal was agreed for Burn to join Premier League club Fulham at the end of the 2010–11 season for a fee thought to be around £350,000.[15][16]

After signing for Fulham, Burn was sent to the club’s reserve to develop and learn under the club’s reserve manager Billy McKinlay.[17] After a loan spell at Yeovil Town came to an end, Burn signed a new contract with Fulham on 3 July 2013, keeping him at the club until at least 2015.[18]

After being recalled, Burn made his first-team debut for Fulham on 4 January 2014, in the FA Cup third round against Norwich City at Carrow Road.[19] Burn then made his Fulham (and Premier League) debut, making his first start, in a 2–0 loss against Arsenal on 18 January 2014.[20] After the match, Burn’s performance was praised by Manager René Meulensteen.[21] Burn was given a handful of first team appearance until he suffered a muscle injury.[22] After being sidelined for weeks, Burn returned to the first team on 3 May 2014, playing 58 minutes, in a 4–1 loss against Stoke City, which relegated the club to the Championship next season.[23]

Burn playing in a match against Norwich City.

In the 2014–15 season, Burn made his first appearance of the season, in a 1–1 draw against Cardiff City on 30 August 2014.[24] On 21 October 2014, Burn captained Fulham for the first time and scored his first goal of the season, in a 3–3 draw against Rotherham United.[25] However, Burn struggled to regain his first team, where he spent most of the season on the substitute bench.[26] On 27 January 2015, Burn signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him until 2016.[27] Burn later finished the 2014–15 season, making 22 appearance and scoring once in all competitions.

In the 2015–16 season, Burn provided assist for Cauley Woodrow to equalise the last minute goal, in a 1–1 draw against Huddersfield Town on 22 August 2015.[28] After the match, Burn was named the Man of the Match by fans.[29] In a 0–0 draw against Middlesbrough on 17 October 2015, Burn formed a partnership with Richard Stearman and the pair kept a 0–0 and Burn was named Man of the Match ahead of Stearman.[29] Burn soon lost his first team place under the intern-management of Peter Grant, but soon regain his first team place under the management of Stuart Gray and Slaviša Jokanović.[30] Having become a first team regular under Slaviša Jokanović, the club had started a contract talk with Burn.[31] Burn helped the club retained their Championship status next season when they finished 20th place and made thirty–five appearance in all competition.

At the end of the 2015–16 season, Burn was released by the club following his contract came to an end.[32]

Yeovil Town loan[edit]

On 25 September 2012, Burn joined Football League One side Yeovil Town on a youth loan deal for an initial month.[33]

Four days later, he made his début against Preston North End. Burn scored an own goal for Preston in the 86th minute but then went on to score his first senior goal a minute later. Yeovil lost the match 3–2.[34] Burn managed to established himself in the first team at Yeovil Town and had his loan extension at the club twice: On 23 October, Fulham confirmed that Burn's loan deal with Yeovil had been extended until 20 November 2012[35] and then extended again until the end of the season.[36] Burn then scored his second goal for Yeovil Town on 2 February 2013, in a 3–0 win over Brentford.[37] Having previously been suspended after being booked five times this season,[38] Burn received a red card after a second bookable offense, in a 2–0 win over Stevenage on 13 April 2013 and missed the last three matches.[39]

After serving three matches, Burn returned to the first team, playing in the first leg of the play-off, in a 1–0 loss against Sheffield United.[40] Burn then helped the club overcome the deficit in the second leg, in a 2–1 win.[41] Burn scored at Wembley Stadium for Yeovil during the 2013 League One play-off Final gaining Yeovil Town promotion to the Football League Championship for the first time in their history.[42] Burn returned to Fulham having made 41 appearances for Yeovil and scored 3 goals.

Ahead of the 2013 – 14 season, Burn stated his hint of returning to Yeovil Town if he doesn’t make a breakthrough for the club, but never happened, as Burn would join Birmingham City.[43]

Birmingham City loan[edit]

On 3 July 2013, Burn moved on a season long loan to Championship side Birmingham City.[18] Upon joining the club, Burn was given number six shirt ahead of the new season.[44]

He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat at home to Watford on 3 August 2013,[45] and remained a regular member of the starting eleven.[46] His first goal for the club, a header from a Paul Caddis cross, opened the scoring in the League Cup third-round tie on 25 September, as Birmingham beat holders Swansea City 3–1.[47]

Burn was recalled by Fulham on 2 January 2014.[48] Burn was expecting to re-join Birmingham City for the second time, but the move never happened.[49]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

Burn signed a three-year contract with newly promoted Championship club Wigan Athletic, to begin when his contract with Fulham expired at the end of the 2015–16 season.[50] Upon joining the club, Burn was given number thirty–three shirt ahead of the new season.[51]

Burn made his Wigan Athletic in the opening game of the season, making his first start, in a 2–1 loss against Bristol City.[52]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 October 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Darlington 2009–10[53] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11[54][55] Conference Premier 10 0 0 0 5[a] 0 15 0
Darlington total 14 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 19 0
Fulham 2011–12[56] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[57] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[46] Premier League 9 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15[58] Championship 20 1 0 0 2 1 22 2
2015–16[59] Championship 32 0 1 0 2 0 35 0
Fulham total 61 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 69 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2012–13[57] League One 34 2 1 0 0 0 6[b] 1 41 3
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[46] Championship 24 0 0 0 4 1 28 1
Wigan Athletic 2016–17[60] Championship 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 145 3 5 0 8 2 11 1 169 6
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three appearances one goal in Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

Yeovil Town

References[edit]

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