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Daniels Keen On Burgess

Evo-Stik League Premier Division newcomers Stamford AFC are closing in on the capture of a former England C international.

Andy Burgess, who won eight caps for his country, played for the Daniels in their opening pre-season friendly last night (Wednesday) and boss David Staff hopes to tie up a deal for the 32 year-old.

Burgess (pictured) won the League Two and Conference Premier titles during a successful career at Rushden & Diamonds. He also played for Oxford, Luton and Mansfield, and won eight caps for his country.

Staff said: "I've known Andy for a few years and he is a signing I would like to make.

"He has been out of the game for a year but is keen to get back playing and he offers something different to what we've already got at the club."

Burgess played in the Daniels' 3-2 victory over AFC Rushden & Diamonds at Kettering Road. Summer signings Jordan Smith, Tom Liversedge and Alvin Jarvis hit their goals.

Former Daniels favourite Jon Challinor appeared as a second-half substitute.

The locally-based ace, who had a spell as a Stamford player more than a decade ago, is searching for a new club after being released by League Two side York City at the end of last season.

Staff added: "Jon is still more than capable of playing a good level.

"He just wants to get some game time under his belt and we'll see how the situation develops."

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