Burnley Football Club is delighted to confirm the signings of Harry Flowers and Harry Limb, subject to clearance from the Premier League and Football Association.
The pair have joined the Clarets from non-league clubs on contracts running until June, 2018, both with the option of a further 12 months.
Central defender Flowers – the grandson of former England World Cup winner and Wolves legend Ron – has signed from Midland League Premier Division side Brocton.
The 20-year-old (above) has featured in a number of Burnley’s Development Squad games as a trialist and is now a permanent member of Michael Jolley’s squad after agreeing a first professional contract at Turf Moor.
Limb has signed from Wisbech Town after scoring 22 times for the United Counties League Premier Division side this season.
Harry Flowers studied at Sheffield Hallam University
The striker, 17, previously played for Boston United and had also interested Swansea City and a number of EFL clubs.
He played for the Clarets as a trialist in their EPL Cup win over Sunderland on Monday and will join the Development Squad on a full-time basis after completing his ‘A’ level studies in economics, business studies and PE at Boston Grammar.
Jolley – the Clarets’ Senior Professional Development Phase Coach – said: “Harry Flowers is an old-school defender, he’s really keen to do the basics very well, make blocks, make tackles, make headers and keep the ball out of our net.
“Those are qualities we really like and we see some growth and potential in him. I think training full-time and working with the coaches he will improve.
Harry Limb puts pen to paper alongside Academy Manager Jonathan Pepper
“Harry Limb is someone who has come on our radar as a natural goalscorer. He’s been playing men’s football and scoring goals.
“We have had a look at him on trial and he impressed us with the way he went about it, so we’ve given him an opportunity as well.
“Like all the players, they will have to work hard to make a success of their careers at Burnley but they’ve started in the right way.”
The signing of the pair follows the recent appointment of Nicky Law as the Clarets’ new Head of Recruitment for ages 17-23.