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Kai's Up For The Cup

Academy keeper secures 'loan' move to Curzon Ashton

24 September 2019

Goalkeeper Kai Calderbank-Park is getting his first taste of the FA Cup after joining Curzon Ashton on a ‘work experience’ loan.

The Clarets’ third-year scholar sat on the bench as Curzon drew 4-4 with National League North rivals Blyth Spartans in their second qualifying-round tie last Saturday.

The reply is at Croft Park tonight (Tuesday) with Calderbank-Park set to stay at the Tameside Stadium - home for the Clarets' U23 Professional Development Fixtures - until 20 October after signing as injury cover.

The 18-year-old is no stranger to cup action, having helped Australia win the AFF U-18 Championship in Vietnam last month.

Calderbank-Park is one of a number of Burnley’s scholars currently benefitting from the experience of senior football on work experience moves.

Second-year midfielder Joe Conley and first-year defender Finlay Armstrong have followed Rhys Fenlon in joining neighbours Padiham.

Striker Jayden Major has followed a spell at Steeton AFC, where defender Udoka Chima has been playing, by registering with BetVictor side Trafford, although he remains available for the Clarets and scored in the Under-18s’ 3-0 win at Wigan Athletic.

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