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I don’t speak Welsh but the title, in English, reads Welcome to Bangor Steven and that is to confirm that Bangor City have signed former Burnley player Steven Hewitt following his release from Accrington Stanley where he spent last season.

1516 burnley steven hewitt 00 300x400It gives Hewitt a chance to not only play in the Welsh Premier League but also to sample European football after Bangor beat Cardiff Met a week last Saturday in a play-off game to qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Hewitt came through the youth team at Burnley and was a member of the side that reached the FA Youth Cup semi-final in the 2011/12 season. By the end of that season he’d made his first team bow, coming on as a substitute for Charlie Austin late in a 1-0 win against Brighton at home in which Austin had scored the only goal of the game.

He was to make just two more appearances. He played the whole game against Plymouth in a League Cup tie during the following season and then in December 2013 he replaced Junior Stanislas for the last ten minutes of a 0-0 home draw in the Championship against Watford.

He spent time out on loan at Alfreton and Southport but was released in January 2016 when he joined Chester before returning to Southport to complete the season.

Last summer, John Coleman paid a small fee to sign him for Accrington. He made 14 league and cup appearances for them in 2016/17 including nine in the league. However, he didn’t feature at all in the league beyond September and not in any competition after early November.

He was released at the end of the season and has now been signed by Bangor for next season.

Without attempting to make any use of the Welsh language, Up the Clarets would like to wish him the very best at his new club.

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