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Out On Loan
Port Vale


Tom Anderson




Date of birth



193 cm





Tom Anderson has been at Burnley since the age of seven, progressing through the club’s centre of excellence and youth set-up to the senior squad.

The defender captained the Clarets’ side which reached the semi-finals of the 2011/12 FA Youth Cup, although illness forced him to miss the last-four defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

The Burnley-born centre-back signed his first professional contract at the end of that season.

And he has since gained significant experience out on loan at a number of clubs at National League, League Two and League One level.

After making his Football League debut with Carlisle United in the 2014/15 seasons, his most productive spell came during a season-long loan at Chesterfield in the 2016/17 campaign as Anderson clocked up 40 appearances for the League One side.

He was involved with the Clarets' first-team during pre-season ahead of the 2017/18 season and traveled with the squad for their opening games.

But Anderson then secured another loan move and the chance to play first-team football on transfer deadline day at the end of August when he moved to League Two side Port Vale for the rest of the season.