Clarets Defender Joins Barrow AFC

Anthony Driscoll-Glennon Joins Barrow AFC On Loan

Barrow AFC have made Burnley’s former Liverpool defender Anthony Driscoll-Glennon their second January signing. The left-back joined on loan for the rest of the season on the eve of the FA Cup (3rd Round) trip to Oakwell Stadium to face Barnsley Football Club.

He follows Sunderland loan frontman Will Harris in bolstering the Bluebirds squad for the second half of the campaign. Bootle-born Glennon has been on Burnley’s books for three and a half years, following a long stint with boyhood club Liverpool Football Club. He had been with the Anfield club since the age of six and also played alongside Liverpool and England star Trent Alexander-Arnold for local team Croxteth Park.

Having made it to the Liverpool U18 squad, he then joined the Clarets after being released by the Anfield club. He has captained the Clarets’ U23’s and made a loan move to Grimsby Town in January 2020. He has three first-team appearances to his name for Burnley, Glennon often featuring on the bench under Sean Dyche and played 12 times for Grimsby town, scoring once.

Having not made a first-team appearance this season, he is eligible for the Bluebirds’ FA Cup tie at Oakwell on Saturday, subject to clearance. Glennon will provide important defensive competition at a time Joe Grayson is currently sidelined with injury.

Speaking about the signing manager Mark Cooper said, “He’s a good, versatile player who can play left-back or left wing-back. Obviously with the injury to Joe, we needed to bring someone in, whether that was a left-sided player or a wing-back and Anthony fits the bill, so we’re pleased to have got him.

It’s been a bit frustrating this week because everyone knows we need to strengthen up front, but we also had to bring a left-sided player in too, so we’re pleased to have got the deal done. Sean Dyche has been very complimentary about him as a player and he’s a good character as well which is just as important and I know he is desperate to come and play.”

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