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League One Coventry City have shown an interest in Kevin Long and were represented at Morecambe on Tuesday night where the Irish defender played the second half of the game.

1516 burnley kevin long 00 630x420According to the Coventry Telegraph, he is exactly the type of player that manager Tony Mowbray would like to bring in to replace Reda Johnson and Ben Turner.

Long hasn’t played much football for Burnley in the past couple of years. He made his Premier League debut at Newcastle on New Year’s Day 2015, coming on as a substitute for Jason Shackell but quickly suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and hasn’t featured for us since although he has made the bench.

He had two successful loans with Barnsley last season and the Tykes considered him to be a catalyst in getting their season on the road after a difficult start, a season that ended in promotion. Long ended last season at MK.

But manager Sean Dyche has admitted that he won’t be making quick decisions on players going out on loan and that’s simply because they can no longer be recalled from Football League clubs after a month. With Fifa clamping down on the emergency loan system that’s been in use since 2005, any player going out would now have to do so until January.

Much, therefore, will depend on our recruitment prior to the closing of the transfer window at the end of August.

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