Jordan Cropper Signs Clarets Professional Contract
Clarets youngster Jordan Cropper has signed a first professional contract to extend his stay at Turf Moor. The right-back who has been a regular for the Under-23s this season has penned a two-year deal after reaching the end of his scholarship with the Clarets.
Cropper, a long-throw specialist joined Burnley from Ilkeston Town in February 2017 and helped Steve Stone’s side finish fourth in the Professional Development League. Speaking about signing his contract Jordan Cropper said, “I’ve had a lot of help from Stoney (Steve Stone) and Faz (Andy Farrell). They have helped believed in me all season and given me a great opportunity to push on.
I have had a lot of support from my family and friends back home and to come from non-league to a big club like Burnley just shows that if you keep playing and working hard you can get your chance. I want to come back and make a quick start in pre-season and push on from here and show what I can do.”
The Nottingham-born defender joins the professional ranks along with central defender Bobby Thomas, who signed his contract last month, while there are still offers on the table for U23 squad men Dan Agyei, Christian N’Guessan, Tunde Bayode and Ali Koiki.