Seven things you need to know about Pompey signing Christian Burgess

Christian Burgess. Picture: Colin Farmery
Christian Burgess. Picture: Colin Farmery
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Here are seven facts about Pompey’s new signing Christian Burgess...

1. Burgess began his career with Arsenal’s academy

2. He studied history at the University of Birmingham before finishing his degree at Tesside University

3. He moved to Middlesbrough after a successful trial set up by his university coach

4. The defender played just once at Boro before loan moves to Hartlepool and Peterborough. He made the move to the Posh permanent in 2014

5. He’s a talented athlete but not the Bermudan cricketer by the same name

6. He has scored twice – both for Peterborough – in 73 professional matches

7. Burgess played for Hartlepool in the second of three consecutive goalless draws with Pompey at the Victoria Ground