Matty Lund is lured to a higher level


MATTY Lund has re­vealed the chance to play in the Cham­pi­onship was too good to turn down af­ter he left Rochdale to join Bur­ton Al­bion.

The mid­fielder had spent the last four sea­sons at the Crown Oil Arena but has now made the switch to Bur­ton af­ter sign­ing a two-year deal.

Lund has been a big part of Rochdale’s suc­cess dur­ing his time at the club, mak­ing 130 ap­pear­ances in all com­pe­ti­tions and scor­ing 22 goals, but he’s ex­cited about the new op­por­tu­nity.

“It’s a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity for me and I can’t wait to get started. It’s great to get it done early and give me some time to con­cen­trate on the start of the sea­son,” said Lund.

“Play­ing in the Cham­pi­onship has been an aim of mine for a cou­ple of sea­sons and it’s an op­por­tu­nity for me to show what I can do at a higher level and I want to show Bur­ton, my fam­ily and friends that I can make that step up.”

Lund has been capped twice by North­ern Ire­land at in­ter­na­tional level, and Bur­ton man­ager Nigel Clough is con­fi­dent he will make an im­pact at his new club.

“He’s a goal-scor­ing mid­fielder and there aren’t many of them about. Not many mid­field­ers get dou­ble fig­ures of goals these days and com­ple­ments what we al­ready have in that depart­ment and should fit in well,” he said.

“He has good ex­pe­ri­ence in League One and is an in­ter­na­tional as well. He’s very keen to make the step up to the Cham­pi­onship to fur­ther his in­ter­na­tional as­pi­ra­tions.

“If he gets reg­u­lar games at this level that will help him es­tab­lish him­self with North­ern Ire­land so this is a good op­por­tu­nity for him. It’s about his char­ac­ter as well as his abil­ity. He will fit into the dress­ing room we al­ready have here.”

Matty Lund

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