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The transfer window may well be firmly closed right now but the rules now only concern the Premier and Football Leagues which means clubs at all levels below are permitted to continue with any transfer activity.

1516 burnley jamie frost 00 630x420That’s led to six former Burnley players having moved in the last three weeks, although only one of them reached first team level while at Turf Moor. That’s former club captain Wayne Thomas. The now 37-year-old joined Kidderminster Harriers in the summer but late last month he moved on loan to Altrincham just as a former youth and development squad player was leaving.

Dave Lynch made the move to Alty from Clitheroe ahead of the new season but a change of manager led to an early exit. Like Thomas, he’s remained in the National League North but, unlike Thomas, has stepped up a level, leaving Altrincham, who are bottom of the league, for FC Halifax Town who are currently in fourth place.

Luke Daly was the former development squad player at Droylsden but he’s been joined recently by two of his former team mates at Burnley. First it was Jamie Frost (pictured), who left the development squad at the end of last season and had been playing for Brighouse, signed for the Manchester club and he was followed by Andreas Bianga who departed Burnley at the end of 2015. He’d been playing previously for Hyde United.

Micah Evans, who spent the 2013/14 season in Burnley’s development squad, has played for a number of clubs since. His most recent move has seen him leave AFC Telford United for Worcester City.

Finally, Nicky Platt, who was in our youth team around a decade ago, has left Trafford for Glossop North End. Platt has played for a number of non-league clubs since departing Turf Moor including two spells with FC United of Manchester.

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