Club legend stays for season

Kevin Burgess' loan from Darlington has been extended until the end of the season

Deadline Day business sees Burgess stay for season

By Paul Connolly

Whitby Town have swooped for a deadline day signing, extending defender Kevin Burgess’ loan from Darlington until the end of the season.

Burgess rejoined the Seasiders for a second spell early in December, in a bid to regain match fitness and has been ever-present in Chris Hardy’s defence since his debut against Coalville Town.

The combative defender has impressed since his arrival, with his usual full-blooded performances earning plaudits from both Whitby and opposition supporters.

Blues boss Hardy is delighted with the club’s deadline day business, believing the defender to be a now integral part of his side.

“The fact that we have secured Kev’s services until the end of the season is a massive boost to Whitby Town Football Club,” he said.

“He has been excellent from day one. He has given me and his teammates a real lift in knowing we can work together for the remainder of the season.”