The Bishops Sign Burton
Canterbury United are delighted to announce the capture of Steve Burton on a free transfer.
The 32 year old Englishman has penned a one year deal with the Bishops, and will be looking to displace preseason regular Francis Ibeh in the first eleven.
Canterbury United are a club that’s going places, and I want to be a part of that project. Even if I stay here just for a year I want to make a big contribution to the side and help them win promotion or maybe challenge for the cup later in the season. I am honoured to be here and wear this shirt.
Burton is probably more famous abroad rather than in England, but started his career with Hull back in 2001, where he made eleven appearances in three years for the Tigers. A move to Kidderminster Harriers beckoned in 2003, and he stayed with the Worcestershire side for three years, making twenty-two appearances in three years, which saw his side relegated in his second season with the club.
He then packed his bags and moved to sunny Australia, where he played for Richmond Kickers and Green Gulley, who play in the National Premier Leagues Victoria. He spent six years down under, sharing his spells with the clubs equally, before moving back to England in 2010.
When he came back to England, he signed for North Ferriby United, where he stayed for a season and made eighteen league appearances and netted once, and moved to Sweden.
In the Scandinavian country, he turned out for Östersunds FK, who he helped rise through the Swedish footballing pyramid, earning two successive promotions and helping them rise to the second division throughout his three year stay.
He then moved back to England for the 2014/15 season, where he turned out for Scarborough Athletic, and then joined Canterbury the following season.