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It’s all about Harry right now in the Burnley academy with two new signings made since the arrival of Nicky Law to head the recruitment for the 16 to 23 age group.

A couple of weeks ago we signed central defender Harry Flowers, grandson of former Wolves and England star Ron Flowers, from Brocton, who play in the Midland Football League and news surfaced yesterday that we have now signed 17-year-old striker Harry Limb from Wisbech Town.

harry limbThe Cambridgeshire club confirmed the transfer yesterday and their manager Dick Creasey said: “Since joining us at the start of the season, his record speaks for itself but on top of that he’s a great young boy who has felt at home here and everybody must take a certain amount of pride in what he has achieved.

“Burnley were not the only club wanting his signature and there were a few other league clubs ready to offer him a contract but Harry chose Burnley.”

Creasey added: “If I’m perfectly honest with you, I thought he’d be a bit part player this season. He’d played very little men’s football, but he grasped it straight away and the rest is history.”

The Wisbech Town ended the news by wishing him all the best and looking forward to watching his career with great interest.

He’s scored 22 goals in 40 games this season of which only 28 have been starts. That includes two hat tricks. He played and scored for Burnley’s youth team last Saturday in a 4-0 friendly win at Barnsley and will be in the squad for Monday’s Premier League Cup game against Sunderland.

Limb was not under contract at Wisbech and as such we did not have to pay a fee for him. However, Creasey confirmed we had made a donation and we’ve also agreed to play a pre-season friendly at Wisbech next July. That will almost certainly be a development squad game giving Limb the chance to return to play against his former club.

The photograph used in the article is courtesy of Wisbech Town FC.

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