Metz Offered Deal As Clarets Release Seven

Seven Second Year Scholars Released By Clarets

Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed that Khius Metz has been offered a new deal at Turf Moor, whilst seven second year scholars set to leave the club.

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Pacy striker Metz, who has been capped by the Republic of Ireland Under-19s, has earned an extension to remain at Burnley alongside 17-year-old midfielder Aiden O’Neill, who was fast-tracked to a professional deal in January.

Metz, who smashed Darren Campbell’s 20-year school record in the 200 metre sprint, will now continue his progression alongside O’Neill in the club’s development squad.

However, defenders Vashiko Dixon, Shaun Hobson, Lewis Norvock and Andrew Nugent, midfielders Jamal Crawford, Hamam El-Fitouri and striker Josh Dolling, have all been released.

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Coach Michael Jolley said: “We feel that Khius has done enough during the course of his scholarship to be worthy of an additional offer for further time at the club to further his development.

His biggest strength is obviously his incredible pace, he has already played international football for his age group which also helps his development.

We feel that he still has a lot of potential to improve here and more regular game time against a more varied opposition in the Development Squad will help him.

With regards to the seven players that have been released, we understand that it is a difficult time for those players having received the news they will not be stopping at the club.
However the academy will provide as much support as possible to the players and their families to ensure they gain the most appropriate exit route relevant to their requirements.

Whether it is to pursue a contract at another professional club, a scholarship experience in America or a route to the University environment, the club has various strategies to assist with each pathway.”

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