In his first interview in Bulldogs colours, Matt Burton has revealed he asked Ivan Cleary for a release from Penrith on two occasions | MichaelChammas SMHsport
In his first interview in Bulldogs colours, Matt Burton has revealed he asked Ivan Cleary for a release from Penrith on two occasions.
AdvertisementCanterbury’s 2022 recruits (L-R: Tevita Pangai jnr, Matt Dufty, Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr, Brent Naden and Braidon Burns) pose for a photo at Channel Nine studios. Paul Vaughan was absent due to COVID.The 21-year-old revealed Cleary rejected two requests to link up with Trent Barrett and the Bulldogs in 2021, despite having another year to run on his deal, but is thankful he wasn’t allowed to leave.
“There was just a lot of talk around it after that. It was a bit awkward. There was a lot of talk around me leaving and it was a bit awkward for me between the boys. People think you’re leaving and what not, but I just wanted to play footy, wherever that was. It’s weird how it ended up because it turned out being all right from my behalf staying.”Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »
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