Josh Burns joins his brother Danny at Frickley Athletic

After signing one member of the Burns family Frickley Athletic have doubled their tally with the signing of Danny Burns' younger brother, Josh.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:42 am
Frickley Athletic announce a new signing.

While Danny will become the Blues' new captain next season 20-year-old Josh will also be joining the Westfield Lane club as they look to put together a promotion campaign in the Northern Premier League.

Like Danny, his brother is also a defender. He started his career at Chesterfield and has also played for Lincoln City, Stafford and most recently Sheffield FC.

Josh said: "I am a centre-half, but also can fit in at right-back. I like to see myself as a ball playing defender that isn’t afraid of putting my body on the line for the team.

"As a youngster I was a winger so clearly, like Gary Neville says, I failed at that position. However, ever since I was put at centre-half I have loved every minute and will carry this into the Frickley squad to help get them clean sheets in.

"Hopefully I feel like my passion will help the crowd to remember me. I am passionate about football and I hope the fans will see this and it will transfer to them to get right behind us this season.

"My hopes for the season are definitely to win the league. Every player wants to lift that trophy at the end of the season and that’s what we will work hard to get to. I feel like we can definitely achieve this."

Josh will once again team up with Lee Frecklington, having trained alongside another of Frickley's recent signings when a teenager.

He explained: "At my time with Lincoln I got the pleasure to train with the first team a few times so have managed to get the chance of learning from the best. Lee Frecklington, our centre mid, being one of them.

"He was a very good role model for me to watch and try to take in all his attributes on and off the pitch. Marking players like Matt Rhead in training also helped me to gain experience of men's football as a 16-17-year old lad."

On his reasoning for joining Frickley at this time, Josh added: "The chat with the gaffer to get me in made things very easy for me to make my decision to join Frickley.

"We are both on the same page with our aspirations for the season and I feel like this will be a great chance for me to make a name for myself in men's football and thrive on the opportunity to play with some class lads and high quality players."