Morecambe Sign Clarets Defender On Permanent Contract

Ryan Cooney Leaves Clarets to Join Morecambe Football Club

Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed that defender Ryan Cooney has left Turf Moor to join Sky Bet League One side Morecambe on a two year contract. His move ends his a with Clarets, in which he has played for the clubs U23 side as well as completing two loan deals with Morecambe Football Club over the last two seasons.

The right full-back made forty-five football league appearances in his time at Morecambe, thirty-six of which came last season as the Shrimps won promotion to Sky Bet League One via the play-offs under the management of former Claret Derek Adams.

Cooney, had previously played eleven games on loan at Morecambe during the second half of the 2019/20 season before the campaign was curtailed due to the Covid pandemic. The defender joined Burnley as an U23 player from Bury in 2019, after making twenty nine first team appearances for the Shakers prior to their exit from the Football League due to financial problems.

Cooney was a regular in the Clarets U23’s team in Premier League Two in his first few months at the club and then trained with the Clarets’ senior squad at the end of his first loan stint at Morecambe when the Premier League got the go-ahead to re-start after the first COVID lockdown in June 2020. He becomes Morecambe’s sixth new signing of the summer as the Shrimps gear up for their highest ever level of football under new manager Stephen Robinson.

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