sunderland snap up burge as they eye promotion

15:00    04 Jul 2019

Lee Burge
EFL League One outfit Sunderland AFC has completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Burge as they eye promotion to the EFL Championship.

The experienced stopper, who left Coventry City following the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, has signed a two-year deal at the Black Cats.

Burge, 26, spent 15 years with the Sky Blues, joining the club’s academy at the age of 11 before rising through the ranks and becoming a key first-team player.

The keeper made 160 appearances for Coventry, lifting the EFL Trophy in 2017 before returning to Wembley one season later and winning promotion via the League Two Play-Offs.

“This is a club that can offer me everything I want, and the stature of the club is incredible," Burge said.

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“As a player, you want to train at the best facilities and play in the best stadiums, and this is by far the best place I have experienced.

“I just can’t wait to get going.”

Sunderland manager, Jack Ross, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Lee to Sunderland AFC.

“It was an area we were looking to strengthen, and as you can see from his record, he boasts a wealth of experience within the Football League.

“Throughout the last 12 months we have worked hard to bring the right type of players to the club, and I’m sure Lee will fit seamlessly into the group.”

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