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Out On Loan

Alex Whitmore




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Geordie centre-half who joined the Clarets in 2012 as a first-year scholar, signing a two-year deal.

Whitmore was named Terry Pashley’s captain for the youth team in his second season and the tall defender revelled in his new role and was rewarded with a professional deal in 2014.

Whitmore has made a number of appearances for the Development Squad alongside first-team players and current Development Squad captain, Tom Anderson.

The centre-back came on leaps and bounds in the 2014/15 season, displaying outstanding performances on regular occasions, rewarding himself another contract for the 2015/16 campaign, before travelling with the first team to Scotland in July 2015.

Whitmore joined Vanarama National League side Chester in November 2015 on a one-month youth loan, before joining Gateshead in January for the remainder of the 2015/16 season.

The centre-back featured 19 times for the Heed, and his performances rewarded the defender with a new contract for the 2016/17 season.

In August 2016, Alex then joined League Two Morecambe on loan until January, 2017, which he then extended for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

Whitmore made 43 appearances for the Shrimps and after returning to Burnley for pre-season moved out on loan again with a temporary move to League One side Bury until January, 2018.

Whitmore played 11 times for the Shakers before returning to Turf Moor.