Cisak on way to Premier League as Burnley secure top flight return

Alex Cisak is the latest Australian to make his way to the English Premier League after Burnley clinched promotion on Monday night.

Alex Cisak is the latest Australian to make his way to the English Premier League after Burnley clinched promotion on Monday night.

The Clarets defeated Wigan Athletic 2-0 at Turf Moor to seal an automatic top-two finish in the Championship which will see them return to the top flight for the first time since 2010.

On the bench for the historic win was 24-year old Polish-born former Aussie U20 keeper Cisak who joined the Lancashire outfit from Oldham Athletic in the last European summer.

Cisak has made one league appearance for Sean Dyche’s side this season, acting as a sub when Clarets number one Tom Heaton was sent off against Brighton & Hove Albion in August, and also featured in the Capital One Cup win over Preston North End when keeping a clean sheet in the same month.

Coincidentally, Cisak’s former club Leicester City are already into the Premier League as they sit four points ahead of Burnley but the Foxes have three fixtures remaining as opposed to the Clarets’ two.

Cisak is contracted with Burnley until June 2015 and will be joined by New Zealand youngster Cameron Howieson in England’s top flight next term.

 
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