Defender Jonathan Burn signs new contract with Whitby Town FC

Whitby Town have confirmed that defender Jonathan Burn has signed a new contract with the club.

By Andy Bloomfield
Saturday, 21st May 2022, 7:09 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2022, 10:19 pm
Jon Burn has signed a new deal with Whitby Town FC
Jon Burn has signed a new deal with Whitby Town FC

The 26-year-old, who joined the Seasiders two years ago from Whickham, was a real man-mountain throughout the 2021/22 season as he played consistently, despite having a shoulder injury for the majority of the time, writes Liam Ryder.

Born in Darlington, Burn joined the Sunderland Academy at the age of 13 before moving to Middlesbrough where he was rewarded with a professional contract.

He scored his first professional goal whilst on loan at Oldham Athletic.

Primarily playing as a centre-back but capable of featuring in the heart of midfield, Burn had formed a strong partnership with Blues' captain Daniel Rowe last campaign, and he scored his first goal for the club in a thrilling 4-2 victory over Mickleover at the Towbar Express Stadium in December.