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Clarets loan Mitchell to Chester

Goalkeeper Conor Mitchell joins National League side on loan

8 August 2017

Burnley goalkeeper Conor Mitchell has joined National League side Chester FC on loan until January.

The Northern Ireland U21 international played for the Blues in a pre-season game and has now made the move following the Clarets' signing of Adam Legzdins.

Mitchell said: “I’m really looking forward to getting that exposure to first-team football in a really competitive league and getting that experience, which is vital for a young goalkeeper.

“It was good to get in and meet the lads and get a feel for how they want to do things and it seems a really good set-up.

“The lads and the staff were really good to me and I just can’t wait to get started.”

Mitchell, who initially joined the Clarets on a youth-team scholarship in 2012, made his first senior outing for the Clarets in a 2016 pre-season friendly at Bradford City.

The 21-year-old has previously enjoyed loan spells at Bradford Park Avenue and Sheffield FC.

Burnley goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer said: "The next part of his development is playing first-team football.

"It was important we get him out on loan and also to the right club, and Chester fits that.

"We think a lot of him, which is why we kept him on again, and we think he is one for the future."

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