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Biography

Date of birth

09/05/1992

Height

198 cm

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

England

Towering former Fulham centre-half voted 2016-17 Player of The Season by Wigan Athletic supporters.

Burn joined Wigan Athletic on 1 July 2016 following the expiration of his contract Fulham, signing a three-year deal.

The 6ft 7ins defender was one of the few shining lights in a difficult season at the DW Stadium, and was voted virtually unanimously by the supporters as their Player of The Season in May 2017.

After a slow start, he was easily the most consistent player in a Latics shirt, powerful and dominant in the air but with a succession of last ditch tackles to save the day.

He scored his first goal for the club, bundling home from close range in the first half away at Birmingham City in March 2017, then putting in a man-of-the-match performance to make the goal count as Latics took all three points away from St Andrew’s.


He was also voted Away Player of the season by the Official Wigan Athletic Supporters Club as well as Community Player of The Season.

CAREER SO FAR
Blyth-born Burn began his career working through the youth ranks at Darlington having initially been rejected by his boyhood heroes Newcastle United, before making his professional debut aged 17 on 12 December 2009 and going on to make four appearances during the 2009/10 season in League Two.

After Darlington's relegation to the Conference (now National League), Burn made 10 appearances in which his side conceded just seven goals and only lost three times.

In April 2011 he joined Fulham, but his next taste of first team football came on loan at Yeovil Town in the 2012/13 season, making a dramatic Glovers’ debut on 29 September 2012 against Preston North End. He scored an own-goal in the 86th minute, before claiming his first professional goal just one minute later to snatch a late winner in a 3-2 win.

In all, he played 41 times and scored three goals for the Glovers, the third of which proved to be historic for the Somerset club as he netted the League One Play-Off final winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Brentford at Wembley Stadium (against former Latics manager Uwe Rosler), helping Yeovil to the Championship for the first time in their history.

In 2013-14 Burn was loaned to Birmingham City until January, making 28 appearances and scoring one goal. The Blues lost just nine matches with Burn in the team, facing Latics on Boxing Day 2013 in a 0-0 draw.

Burn made his debut back at Fulham on 4 January 2014 in a 1-1 draw away to Norwich City in the FA Cup, before featuring in the 3-0 replay victory at Craven Cottage.

His Premier League debut came days later away to Arsenal in a campaign which saw him collect nine top flight appearances in total. The defender featured 57 times for Fulham in total, scoring two goals and featuring twice against Latics in 3-3 and 2-2 draws. 

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