Drafted into the Spireites’ squad on Friday, the 22-year-old was thrown in at the deep end and named in Martin Allen’s starting line-up for the National League clash at the Proact Stadium.
And the custodian produced a fine individual display between the posts, making a number of key saves as the Derbyshire outfit suffered a 1-0 loss.
Despite the result, Chesterfield boss Allen was quick to praise his new keeper after the game, describing Burton’s performance as “outstanding”.
“He was outstanding. Some of the saves he made were quite brilliant,” said Allen.
“A 30-yarder in the first half everyone thought was going into the top corner and he tipped that one over. It was a brilliant save.
“In the second half, he again made a couple of very good saves. He is very highly rated. I have known about him for a long time – his progress and how he has been coming through. He is a very good player.”
Thank you for the warm welcome at the Proact yesterday, not the result we wanted but we can put it right tomorrow?? #Spireites
— Callum Burton (@Cal_Burton96) August 26, 2018
Burton’s fellow goalkeeper Will Mannion missed Aldershot’s 3-1 defeat away at Ebbsfleet with a quad injury which has seen him temporarily return to University of Hull Training Ground for treatment. However, the 20-year-old shot-stopper is targeting a return to action sooner rather than later.
Soon back ⚽️⌛️ pic.twitter.com/UKX91XE2v5
— Will Mannion (@will_mannion) August 26, 2018
Charlie Andrew endured a frustrating afternoon for Pickering Town as their interest in the FA Cup ended at the Preliminary Round stage following a 4-0 defeat away at Evo-Stik League West Division side Colne FC.