Poole Town: Tatnam return for Weymouth wideman Burbidge

Bournemouth Echo: POISED FOR POOLE: Winger Luke Burbidge POISED FOR POOLE: Winger Luke Burbidge

MANAGER Tom Killick has urged Poole Town supporters to forget the past and back Luke Burbidge after sealing the wideman’s return from Dorset rivals Weymouth.

Burbidge completed a controversial summer switch to the Terras despite twice committing his future to the Dolphins following their Southern South & West title success last season.

However, after a disrupted campaign which has seen the Wessex Stadium outfit languishing in mid-table, Killick convinced the former Hamworthy United goal getter to join the push for honours at Tatnam.

And after pointing out the transient nature of non-league careers, the Dolphins manager reckons his returning recruit should be welcomed back with open arms.

Asked whether the swoop would be controversial, Killick told the Daily Echo: “Supporters at different clubs can get carried away over loyalty and it is easy to forget players often get little in return.

“When a non-contract player is not doing so well, clubs have no problem in telling them their services are no longer required so we should not go overboard when an individual decides they are better off elsewhere.

“Luke still has a real affinity to the club and I think he realises now how much he missed being here.

“I hope our supporters realise the important thing is that we have an excellent player back who can help us to achieve our aims for the season.”

Killick continued: “I was very sad when Luke went in the first place and, as you would expect, I kept an eye on his performances ever since.

“It is undisputed that he has been one of Weymouth's best players this season and his decision to come back is a big advantage for us.”

However, fans will have to wait for a glimpse of Burbidge in the red and white with the flexible footballer off on a pre-arranged trip for the next 10 days.

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8:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

EarlyRiser says...

That should take the wage bill up over the 5 grand week mark, is this spending sustainable
That should take the wage bill up over the 5 grand week mark, is this spending sustainable EarlyRiser

9:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Ben Dingrun says...

Welcome back Luke.
Shame nobody asked that question at Testwood Park a while back Early R
Welcome back Luke. Shame nobody asked that question at Testwood Park a while back Early R Ben Dingrun

1:40pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Ian not Dingbum says...

Not when you play at Wimborne in front of 183.
Not when you play at Wimborne in front of 183. Ian not Dingbum

5:23pm Wed 12 Feb 14

EarlyRiser says...

Ben Dingrun wrote:
Welcome back Luke.
Shame nobody asked that question at Testwood Park a while back Early R
Exactly, thats why I'm asking
[quote][p][bold]Ben Dingrun[/bold] wrote: Welcome back Luke. Shame nobody asked that question at Testwood Park a while back Early R[/p][/quote]Exactly, thats why I'm asking EarlyRiser

12:35am Thu 13 Feb 14

Ben Dingrun says...

PTFC is in safe hands, unlike your lot were EarlyR.
Fallon coupled with a group of glorified bar stewards from the old Testwood Park days was always going to be a recipe for disaster.
I think Straker and Riley have got their work cut out keeping AFC Totton in this league - but good luck.
PTFC is in safe hands, unlike your lot were EarlyR. Fallon coupled with a group of glorified bar stewards from the old Testwood Park days was always going to be a recipe for disaster. I think Straker and Riley have got their work cut out keeping AFC Totton in this league - but good luck. Ben Dingrun

6:43pm Thu 13 Feb 14

EarlyRiser says...

Thanks, but I don't think luck will come in to it !!
I'm quite enjoying watching youngsters pay because they want to rather than some of the previous mercenaries.
Look on the bright side, no more horrible journeys to Cambridge, St Neots etc to endure in South & West next season
Thanks, but I don't think luck will come in to it !! I'm quite enjoying watching youngsters pay because they want to rather than some of the previous mercenaries. Look on the bright side, no more horrible journeys to Cambridge, St Neots etc to endure in South & West next season EarlyRiser

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