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Conlan Rejoins The Clarets

9 September 2014

Northern Ireland U21 international Luke Conlan has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Clarets.

The 19-year-old defender, recruited from Northern Ireland in 2011, was a key part of the side that reached the 2012 FA Youth Cup semi-final and recently netted for the development squad in the impressive 5-0 win against Aston Villa.

And having originally being released last summer and subsequently re-signing at Turf Moor, the defender admits he is happy to be home as he looks to kick on and progress following a summer recovering from injury.

Conlan said: “I’m very happy to be back at the club, I know a lot of the lads from the last few years and this is where I want to be at.

“I want to progress now with Burnley again and hopefully kick on in the next year.

“I had a few other offers from clubs who wanted me to go on trial but as soon as the opportunity came up here to get another contract it was what I wanted to do.

“Phil Pomeroy and Gavin Lee really helped me over the summer to get back fit.

“They gave me a new programme to help strengthen my knee and now I’m back at full fitness so I’m very grateful.

The left-back has stiff competition ahead of him with Ben Mee, Stephen Ward and Daniel Lafferty all vying for a first-team spot, but Conlan is focused on getting valuable games under his belt as he hopes to impress Sean Dyche.

He added: “I just need to keep doing what I’m doing in the development squad and possibly going out on loan to get more experience.

“Obviously I want to impress the gaffer and the aim this year will be to get as many games as possible under my belt.”

Elsewhere in the Development Squad, there have been new deals for Tom Anderson and Steven Hewitt, while 12-month extensions exercised for the contracts of Cameron Howieson and Jason Gilchrist.

Hewitt has signed a new two-year deal and defender Tom Anderson has signed on for another year at Turf Moor.

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