Cropper puts pen to paper on first pro deal
Jordan Cropper joined Burnley in February 2017 from non-league Ilkeston Town. Then aged seventeen, he went straight into the youth team and played in the side that ended the season in second place in the Youth Alliance League.
Last season, the young striker, scored in an early 4-2 win against Colchester before hitting a hat trick in the 3-1 home win against Sheffield Wednesday in September 2017, helping us to come from behind with his second goal a special one.
Despite his goalscoring prowess, he was soon moved into a new position at right-back by coach Danny Cadamarteri and that’s where he’s stayed since and has made that slot his own this season. He’s been part of the first team squad too on a couple of occasions. He travelled to Manchester City for the FA Cup tie and earlier in the season, and presumably again last week, he was called upon for first team training because of his long throw which is a ploy Cardiff use with some regularity. Jordan can, undoubtedly throw the ball a lot further than any Cardiff player.
Just over two weeks ago he was one of four under-23 players offered a deal and he’s now confirmed via social media that he’s signed that deal to keep him at Burnley until the end of the 2020/21 season, following on from Bobby Thomas who signed his deal last week.
He said last week, on being offered the deal: “I’ve had a lot of hope off Stoney and Faz (Andy Farrell). They have helped me and believed in me all season and given me a great opportunity to push on. O have had a lot of support from my family and my mates back home, as well, and to come from non-league to a big club like Burnley just shows that if you keep playing and working hard you can get your chance.
“I want to come back and make a quick start in pre-season and push on from here and show what I can do.”
Up the Clarets wishes him the very best as he starts his professional career.Share this page :