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Oli McBurnie Joins The Reds!

31 January 2018

All good things come to those who wait…

A tall commanding striker with a turn of pace, McBurnie will add vital firepower and attacking intent to the Reds’ forward line. Standing at 6ft 2' tall, the Yorkshire-born attacker will join the Reds following a lengthy pursuit for his signature. 

The Scottish U21 international has been gaining nationwide recognition for performing in the Premier League this season with parent Club Swansea City, with 11 appearances on the world stage to his name.

Having originally started his Football League career with Bradford City, McBurnie made his debut for the first team at the age of 17. His impressive start and subsequent displays led to Premier League interest from Swansea and they moved to sign him in 2015. 

McBurnie was loaned out to Newport County for first team football and after netting a hat-trick on his debut, it was only a short time before he was recalled by his Premier League parent club to be involved around the first team squad.

Being given the opportunity to make his debut for the Swans in August 2016, McBurnie burst onto the scene and took his chance with both hands by scoring twice in an EFL Cup second round tie against Peterborough United, extending his impressive debut record.

International recognition has also began for the 21-year-old with 14 caps for Scotland, at U19 and U21 levels, where he has found the net for both sides. 

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