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Alex Burns 1998 - 1999
Fullname:Alex Burns
Birthday:Saturday 4th August 1973
Height:5ft 9inWeight:12st 9lb
Position, records and matches
Usual position: Forward
First game:8th August 1998 away to Scarborough won 2-1

11th October 1998

Southend United signed striker Alex (Toastie) Burns on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling on 22 June 1998. The 24-year-old Scotsman has been playing in Holland, but was previously with Motherwell He left Fir Park in July 1997 to join Dutch first division side FC Heracles also under the Bosman ruling. His nickname 'toastie' is probably a play on 'burnt toast'! Burns is reported to be a skilful player who can play as a striker or midfielder, but at Motherwell his best position was in midfield. Unfortunately, Burns was criticized regularly by many Motherwell fans for being too lazy, although towards the end of the 1996/97 season he was rated as one of their best performers. He scored 7 goals in 27 outings for Motherwell. Burns is likely to be paired with David Whyte in a new-look Southend attack for the 1998 / 99 season.

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Southend United Career
YearsTotalsLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther Cup
Start Sub Goal StartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoal
1998-1999 30 5 5 25 5 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Southend United Career
Start Sub Goal
Southend United Transfers
Date Team Fee Notes
Joined 1 June 1998 Heracles (NL)
Left 1 June 1999 Raith Rovers