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There has been some mixed news for three of the young professionals currently out on loan from Burnley with one returning early, one extending his deal and a third set to watch a few games in the stand after a red card.

Jason Gilchrist signed for Chester for a month back in January but any hope of that being extended came to an end last week when he suffered an ankle injury and returned to Burnley immediately.

Josh Ginnelly has extended his stay at Altrincham for a second month

Josh Ginnelly has extended his stay at Altrincham for a second month

Gilchrist, who broke his ankle in the pre-season friendly at St. Mirren in July, made just two National League appearances for Chester to add to his goalscoring debut in the FA Trophy against Hungerford.

Chester boss Steve Burr said ahead of their game last weekend: “Jason went over on his ankle in training this week and unfortunately it looks like he’s going to be out for four to six weeks so he’s gone back to Burnley to recover.”

Lee Hendrie had a loan cut short earlier in the season having suffered an ankle injury during a loan at Hartlepool, but it is for a different reason that he’ll have to sit out the next three games at York, where he is now on loan for the remainder of the season.

He was sent off last Saturday by referee Brendan Malone in their 2-0 defeat at Northampton. Although his manager Jackie McNamara thought it was the wrong decision, he admitted that he would be very unlikely to appeal meaning Hendrie will serve a three match ban.

He said: “It was never a red card. I didn’t think it was at the time and I definitely didn’t when I saw it back on the DVD. It was a professional foul in their half and should have been a yellow card. His feet were down, it wasn’t dangerous and their lad played on.”

He added: “He wasn’t hurt and it was the wrong decision, but I thought the referee was influenced by certain things going on with their players and the crowd. I’ll speak to the chairman about appealing maybe, but I’ve been told that’s a waste of time.”

There has been better news for Josh Ginnelly. Yesterday, Burnley confirmed that the young winger had extended his youth loan with Altrincham for a further month. He’s already played four games for Altrincham, three of them in the National League, and scored his first goal, their second, in a 3-1 home win against Woking.

Meanwhile, a quick look at the other players currently out on loan.

A League One debut for Tom Anderson

A League One debut for Tom Anderson

Kevin Long helped Barnsley to Wembley, scoring the first goal in their shoot out win against Fleetwood in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Barnsley will face Oxford, including former Claret Alex MacDonald, but by then Long will have returned to Turf Moor.

Tom Anderson played at League One level for the first time in Chesterfield’s 1-0 home defeat against Peterborough. and manager Danny Wilson was impressed. He said: “Tom was very commanding considering it was his first game and he never looked under pressure. He did what he does best and that’s getting his head on things and putting the foot through the ball at times.”

There was no action for the other pair in League One. Cameron Dummigan and Danny Lafferty remain at Oldham but their game at home against Blackpool was called off.

Whilst Hendrie was sent off, his Burnley team mate Ntumba Massanka was an unused sub for York, but Luke Conlan got another 90 minutes in for Morecambe in their 2-1 defeat at Mansfield.

Alex Whitmore could be two games from a Wembley appearance. He was in the Gateshead team who beat AFC Fylde 1-0 in the FA Trophy but there was no game for Andy Nugent again with Prescot Cables having their game postponed.

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