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Chris McCann is training with Coventry

Chris McCann is training with Coventry

There has been recent news of three players who came through the Burnley youth system, two of whom who went on to play in the first team.

Up the Clarets reported recently that McCann, after three years at Wigan, had turned down the opportunity to sign a new deal and had, instead, taken up an offer to join Atlanta United, a new franchise in the MLS from 2017.

At the time, it was confirmed that he would go on loan to another club until January and it now looks as though that club is going to be Coventry City. McCann will train with Coventry for the next two weeks and, if everything goes well, will sign for the Sky Blues on 1st August although he will miss their first three games of the season due to having to serve a three match ban having been sent off in Wigan’s last game of the season.

Meanwhile, Richard Chaplow, who left Doncaster by mutual consent at the end of their relegation season, featured for Bury at the weekend in a three game tournament also featuring Blackburn and Morecambe.

Bury lost both games, which were all an hour in duration, but Chaplow started their game against Morecambe with reports suggesting that he had an impressive game for them.

The third player is goalkeeper Callum Jakovlevs. He was with our youth team from 2012 to 2014 and played in the dramatic FA Youth Cup win against Manchester United in December 2012, making some heroic saves in the closing minutes as we hung on to that 4-3 lead. Callum dropped into non-league football, and has featured for clubs such as Bacup, Clitheroe and Nelson, but he’s now crossed the border and will play next season for Silsden.

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