Cameron Burgess’ Ipswich Town form suggest they are Premier League bound as currently sit second on the table in the EFL Championship. The newly promoted side finished second in EFL League one last season and now have their eyes set on back-to-back promotion seasons.
He is joined by fellow Socceroo Massimo Luongo at the club, both enjoying the run Ipswich are currently on. “Through the whole club it’s a pretty special place to be at the moment and hopefully that can continue for a while longer” he told Box2Box, outlining the current morale at the club.
The Socceroos are set to face Bangladesh, Palestine and Lebanon in World Cup Qualifiers and Burgess is likely to be a main feature in the backline for Australia. The Australian football public have high expectations (three points in all of the fixtures), Burgess commented on the thought process coming into the matches.
“You can’t take anyone lightly; these teams are going to grow legs and we have to be on our game. We have had some good results recently but now come the more competitive games and we are really looking to get a positive start by getting some points on the board early on. There is no illusion in the camp that there will be an easy game.”
Being a part of the Socceroos squad and potentially playing in a FIFA World Cup is something Burgess has worked toward throughout his career. “For me personally it is a big honour being in this team and we have big goals ahead that we have set out to achieve, I am proud to be a part of it”.
Australia faces Bangladesh (Melbourne) and Palestine (Kuwait City) in this international break in what is the first of 6 matches in this phase of FIFA World Cup 2026 USA/MEX/CAN qualification.