SUPER SCOTT LEAVES SALFORD
Long serving midfielder Scott Burton has decided on a move to Chester after three-and-a-half years with Salford.
WITH SALFORD CITY
Scott Burton was one of a number of players who follwed managers Anthony Johnson & Bernard Morley to Salford from Ramsbottom United in 2015. He made his Ammies debut on 17th January as Farsley were beaten 3-2 at Moor Lane. Scott went on to make 14 appearances – including 12 wins – as the Ammies overhauled Darlington to secure the NPL First Division North title. Firmly established in the side Scott again played a key role as Salford chased another promotion. His first Salford goal was a screamer at Buxton in August his second – at Workington – was even better. A tenacious partnership with Gary Stopforth helped propel the Ammies into the play-offs. Scott played his part in full as victories over Ashton United and Workington earned promotion to the National League North.
An ability to step up the levels with ease has characterised Scott’s time with Salford. He did it again, putting together a string of impressive performances as Salford went for the promotion hat-trick. That bid was to end in play-off penalty shootout heartbreak but Scott’s enthusiasm was, of course, undiminished. He was a league ever-present as Salford took a grip on top spot but the festive season would not be cheery. Scott was unlucky to be sent off -vs- Chorley on 23rd December but a second red on Boxing Day at FC United earned a ban that totalled 7 games. He would start only 4 more games before the end of the season, finishing off with a man-of-the-match showing at Leamington on the final day.
MOVING TO CHESTER
Scott this week opted to link up with the managers who have shaped his career. He will move to Chester on the back of 126 appearances for Salford with 4 goals scored. His never-say-die attitude, allied to considerable footballing ability made him a bona-fide Moor Lane legend. Everyone at Moor Lane would like to thank Scott for his immense contribution to the cause. The last of Jonno & Bernard’s Rammy imports, we wisk him all the very best for the future.