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1819 burnley george mcmahon 01 500x500Goalkeeper George McMahon has featured for the under-23s during the pre-season, even making the first team bench for the friendly against Espanyol, and Burnley yesterday confirmed that he’d signed a two year contract with a further one year option.

McMahon had previously been with Rotherham and is a Republic of Ireland Under-18 international having made his debut earlier this year alongside new club team mate James Clarke. Having now completed his move, he’s likely to play a key role with the under-23s this season given that Conor Mitchell and Aidan Stone have both gone out on loan.

He said: “To have the opportunity to be at a club with this status and the facilities it has, I’m really, really chuffed. To be a professional footballer is a dream come true but it is obviously a small step.

“There is a long way to go, but if I can use the opportunity I’ve been given and make the most of every area of the club, the sports science and all the training facilities, hopefully I can maximise my potential and see where it takes me.”

Manchester born McMahon had previously been with Hull and York before moving to Rotherham and he’s walked into a club full of international goalkeepers. “The first day I walked in, Tom Heaton was there to shake my hand and ask how we were all doing,” he said.

“That was amazing and Joe Hart is here now, another England international for a lot of years, and Nick Pope has just played at a World Cup. It’s funny because I used to go and watch Popey when I was at York.”

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