Roy Mason Welcomes Clarets U23’s to Steeton’s Squad
Steeton AFC have today confirmed the signing of three Burnley U23 players on work experience loan moves to gain a taste of senior football. Clarets goalkeeper Harry Allen will join the club for the two fixtures over the Bank Holiday weekend, whilst defender Udoka Chima and striker Jayden Major join on a month loan.
Clarets’ Academy Manager Jonathan Pepper said, “Players going out on work experience loans part of our strategy of ensuring all our scholars from second year onwards, unless they are playing U23’s regularly, get experience of playing men’s football during their scholarship. This strategy worked very well for players such as Bobby Thomas, Michael Fowler, Will Harris, Ethan Kershaw, Kai Calderbank-Park & Dylan Meredith last season.”
Speaking about the signings Steeton AFC manager Roy Mason said, “It’s a huge boost for us to bring three quality players in and with injuries mounting up for us it was vital that we strengthened in certain areas. I am extremely grateful to Burnley for working with us and allowing Harry, Jaydon and Udoka to join us and I am sure that they will enjoy the experience of playing at Cougar Park and the challenges that the North West Counties League offers.
It shows how far we have come as a club that we are now able to work with professional clubs in the area and that they trust us with their young players, hopefully it will be a win-win situation for all of us.