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James Clarke

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

02/04/2000

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

England

Joining Burnley as a 14-year-old, the Wirral-born defender instantly impressed, being offered a scholarship two-years ahead of his apprenticeship.

Clarke played regularly for the Youth Team in the 2015/16 season, despite being a pre-scholar. 

After joining the staff, the right-sided centre-back or full-back became a regular in the under-18s and for the under-23s in 2017/18.

Named as Burnley's 'Scholar of the Year', Clarke was called up by the Republic of Ireland under-19 squad for the first time and was rewarded with a first professional contract at Turf Moor, penning a 12-month deal with a further year's option.

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