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Burns Joins Fleetwood Town

Wes Burns has joined Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has agreed terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract to return to Highbury Stadium on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell there last season.

Burns spent the first half of this season on loan at SPL club Aberdeen, where he made 21 appearances, scoring one goal.

Head coach Lee Johnson said: "It is time for Wes to get his own identity and play first team football for one club rather than keep going out on loan.

"We feel this is the right time for him to move on. Wes is a fantastic lad and a popular member of the squad, and we wish him all the best."

A product of the club’s Academy, Burns broke through in the first team in 2012/13 before spending time on loan at Forest Green Rovers.

In February 2014 he scored his first goal, a headed effort in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Coventry City.

The following season he joined Oxford United and Cheltenham Town on loan, before returning in time to join the club’s promotion party in the 8-2 final day win over Walsall.

Burns scored one of his most crucial goals to give City a last-gasp win over Middlesbrough, just days after Steve Cotterill had left the club in January 2016.

He then went out to Fleetwood on loan, where he scored five times in 14 appearances.

City recently recalled the youngster from his loan at Aberdeen, allowing Burns the opportunity to reunite with Sky Bet League One club Fleetwood.

On the international front Burns scored six times in 18 appearances for Wales Under-21s, and briefly trained with the senior side ahead of Euro 2016.

He leaves City after making 53, albeit only six of those from the start of matches, and with five goals to his name.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Wes all the very best for his future career.

 

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