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1718 burnley turf moor 01 1000x500Lorcan Forde, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder who plays for Warrenpoint Town, is joining up with the Clarets under-23 squad next week for three days training.

BelfastLive have reported that we’ve been keeping an eye on his progress in the Danske Bank Premiership and have invited him over to experience life at a Premier League club although his manager has stressed it is not a trial.

Warrenpoint boss Matthew Tipton said: “Lorcan is at school, but he is off next week so we thought it would be a good time for him to go over and experience what it is like to work as a full time footballer. We always stress the importance of school to Lorcan but this opportunity comes at a good time for him. It isn’t a trial or anything like that, it is basically a chance for Lorcan to go over and see if full time football would suit him.

“I know a lot of people at Burnley, and they have been keeping an eye on Lorcan this season. They obviously rate the lad, just like we do. Full time football doesn’t suit everyone, and you only have to look at the number of players from over here who end up going to England or Scotland and then coming home again.

“Lorcan will discover if it is something he wants to pursue, and we will support him in which ever path he chooses. He is an exciting footballer who puts bums on seats. People who pay to watch Lorcan. He reminds me of a Luis Suarez type player. He has fantastic balance and he can dribble with the ball at pace. He can be surrounded by defenders and then suddenly he is free.

“He has the ability to be a success across the water, but it takes more than that to survive in full time football. I think Lorcan will find out a lot about full time football next week at Burnley, and hopefully he enjoys the experience.”

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