Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

COUNTY SIGN OLIVER McBURNIE

26 November 2015

The Exiles secure the signing of striker Oliver McBurnie from Swansea City...

The striker signs for the Exiles on a one-month youth loan deal, ahead of Saturday's visit of Luton Town. 

The nineteen-year-old striker joined Swansea City in the summer, making the switch from Bradford City, where he made the progression from the Academy to first-team.

In 2013 the striker represented Manchester United in the Milk Cup and scored five times, during a period of work experience with the Old Trafford outfit.

After making his professional debut for Bradford, Oliver gained regular first-team experience when he joined Chester City on loan at the start of the year, finding the net five times in fourteen appearances.
 
The forward then signed for Swansea in July 2015 - signing a three-year deal with the Premier League club.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Manager John Sheridan, insisted that bringing in a striker would complement the attacking players already at his disposal. 

He then stated, "With Zak's loan coming to an end after our game against Notts County, I need to bring in someone as cover for when he returns to Charlton."

"I needed to bring someone in, to accompany what I have got already here and to introduce competition for places."

Oliver will be introduced to his new teammates tomorrow, before going into contention for Saturday's game against Luton.

During his time with the Exiles, Oliver will be participating in our busy Christmas schedule, with both Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon visiting Rodney Parade. 

The loan agreement will run until our Sky Bet League Two fixture against Hartlepool United.


Advertisement block