Defender Alex Whitmore has today joined Sky Bet League Two side Morecambe on loan until January, subject to paperwork.
Whitmore impressed at Vanarama Conference side Gateshead last season, making 19 appearances and scoring two goals against Braintree and the winning goal against Welling.
Prior to that, the Geordie centre-back spent time on loan at Chester, where he gained further experience with five appearances.
The former Youth Team captain joined the Clarets in 2012 as a first-year scholar and has gone on to become a key member of the Development Squad in recent years.
Whitmore is likely to feature for Jim Bentley’s side tonight against Preston North End as preparations continue for their Sky Bet League Two opener against Grimsby Town on Saturday, 6th August.