Fulham’s Dan Burn, currently on loan at Yeovil Town, has been named in the League One team of the week after impressing during Yeovil’s win at promotion rivals Coventry.
Burn was outstanding as the visitors inflicted a damaging defeat on Coventry and kept a clean sheet to win courtesy of Paddy Madden’s eighth goal in five games. The win leaves Yeovil just a single goal outside the play-off places and level on points with sixth-placed Brentford. The former Doncaster defender has been outstanding during his loan spell at Huish Park, scoring on his debut against Preston, and the 20 year-old had his loan extended until April last month.
Burn signed for Fulham in April 2011 after coming to the attention of the Premier League side’s scouts during an impressive spell in the Darlington first team. The tall centre back, thought to be a potential successor to current Fulham captain Brede Hangeland, joined Fulham for a fee believed to be in the region of £350,000 and, prior to making the move to Yeovil, was a regular fixture in the under-21 and reserve sides.
Burn jumped at the chance to team up with Gary Johnson at Yeovil as he bids to gain the first-team football experience necessary to eventually force his way into the Fulham side. He told the Western Gazette in October that he had little hesitation in agreeing to go out on loan:
I have been trying to get out on loan for a while. I am trying to break into the first team at Fulham and I feel I really need some first team experience before I get that chance.
If you are choosing between Brede Hangeland who has played so many times internationally, you have got Phillipe Senderos, you have got Aaron Hughes and all those big names you are not going to just chuck in a young lad just for the sake of it. I think this is a good chance for me to prove myself in a good league at a good team and hopefully possibly get back and break into the first team and make that step.