Former Clarets Striker Joins FC Halifax Town

Rob Harker Joins National League Side FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town have this afternoon confirmed the signing of former Bury and Burnley Football Club striker Rob Harker. Physically strong, he signed for the Clarets having come through the academy ranks at Gigg Lane and made one first-team appearance for the Shakers, that in the EFL Trophy against Bradford City.

Harker scored his first goal in a Burnley shirt just a few days after signing, netting in a pre season win away at non-league outfit Stalybridge Celtic. He then spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan with then National League side Hartlepool United, failing to score in seven appearances.

He assisted the Clarets U23s to a seventh place finish the following campaign, the frontman had been captaining the side at the beginning of last season before suffering an early injury setback in the second league game of the campaign at home to Sunderland. He recovered to make a comeback against the same opponents in the reverse fixture seven months to the day later. Playing a part in four Premier League Two matches prior to the end of the campaign, Harker managed to net once, that coming in a 3-2 victory at home to West Brom.

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