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1617 burnley jimmy dunne 00 500x500Jimmy Dunne returned from a loan at Barrow earlier this week with praise ringing in his ears from manager Ady Pennock and MD Andy Casson, and today he’s moved out on loan again, this time to League Two club Accrington Stanley.

Dunne said today: “It is a step up from Barrow and that’s what I need. I have learned a lot at Barrow and this is an opportunity for me to step into the league.

“It’s a different kind of football, a different situation, as there was a lot of defending at Barrow, while Accrington are doing well in League Two. There will be more quality and it will be a faster pace of football.

“I spoke to Kevin Long, who was also on loan at Accrington and a number of other clubs. He is Irish too and he has gone on to make his international debut and play in the Premier League, so there is a pathway. He is someone I can look up to.”

Accrington boss John Coleman was delighted. “He has had half a season at Barrow and has done well,” he said. “He did well at that level and now he is making the step up. It won’t be a shock to him.

“He fits the profile of our club and is the type of defender I want here. He is a solid defender, he is good in the air and we have been keeping an eye on him for a while.”

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