Burgess: I'd fallen out of love with full-time football

22 July 2010 10:52
New Chester midfield man, Andy Burgess has told of how he has fallen out of love with full-time football, prompting his move to the Deva Stadium. The former England C international player who has joined Neil Young's side following his release from Mansfield Town has told the Chester Chronicle that he turned down offers from Football League and Blue Square Premier clubs to join Chester. Burgess, who captained Rusden & Diamonds, has relocated his family to Liverpool and asked to be released from his contract at Mansfield in order to aide his families move. The 28-year-old does not see the switch th Chester as a step-down in his career though and maintains that he is fully focussed on helping Chester to success in the Evo-Stik League. “I just want to get back to enjoying my football and be successful again,” said midfielder Burgess. // '); // ]]> “I spoke to a fair few full-time clubs but as I said to Neil (Young), I’d fallen out of love with full-time football a little bit and this move ticked all the boxes. “One of my happiest memories in football was at Chester. I came here with Rushden on the last day of the season in 2001 and won the Conference – hopefully that can happen again. “It’s an exciting place to be and I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting season. The infrastructure is in place to take the club forward and it was important for me to come to a club that is ambitious and wants to win things.”