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Long Makes Short Trip To Bolton

30 January 2017

Burnley striker Chris Long has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the season.

Long, 21, recently ended a loan spell at Fleetwood Town and now joins their League One promotion rivals for the remainder of the campaign.

The former Everton youngster scored four times in 15 league starts for Fleetwood, who are level on points with Bolton inside the division’s top four.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said: “I am really pleased with the addition of Chris. He's a good young player and will add real pace to the team."

Long has made 11 first-team appearances for Burnley since signing from Everton in July, 2015.

The Clarets have also sanctioned another three loan moves for young players ahead of the transfer deadline to allow them the chance of further first-team experience.

Defender Alex Whitmore, 21, has re-joined Morecambe following a successful loan spell at the Globe Arena in the first half of the season.

And winger Josh Ginnelly and forward George Green have also headed back out on loan.

Ginnelly, 19, joins FA Cup heroes and National League leaders Lincoln City for the remainder of the campaign, having recently ended a loan spell at Walsall.

And Green, 21, will aid Salford City’s promotion push in National League North after spending time with Kilmarnock earlier this season.

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