Robbie Burns returns to Hitchin Town after his break from football

PUBLISHED: 13:24 05 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 January 2018

Robbie Burns brings the ball forwards.

Robbie Burns brings the ball forwards.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Hitchin Town have confirmed the return of Robbie Burns to Top Field.

Robbie Burns celebrates his goal. Picture: Peter ElseRobbie Burns celebrates his goal. Picture: Peter Else

The 27-year-old midfielder left the club last summer to take time away from football following the birth of his first child.

Burns also had a hernia operation during his break and trained with the club for the first time since the operation earlier this week.

His return to the Canaries will see him begin his fourth spell with the club having first signed from Nuneaton Town in 2013.

Burns came through Leicester City’s academy and made two appearances in League One for Tranmere Rovers back in 2009.

The midfielders return will provide a timely boost for manager Mark Burke as his side – currently sat 6th in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division – look to make another push for the playoffs this season after narrowly losing two consecutive finals.

Hitchin visit Banbury United on Saturday as they look to pick up back-to-back wins following the 6-0 derby thrashing of Kings Langley.

The next game at Top Field takes place on Saturday, January 13 as the Canaries face Biggleswade Town in another derby game.

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