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1920 burnley lewis richardson signs 1000x500Three weeks ago, Burnley Football Club confirmed the eleven new scholars who would be joining up ahead of the new season, they included ten first year scholars and one second year, goalkeeper Lewis Thomas who was coming in from Manchester City.

One of the players named was 16-year-old striker Lewis Richardson who made something of a name for himself last season, netting five goals on his first ever start for the under-18s and then scoring a hat trick for the under-23s having come on as a substitute in the Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final against Rochdale.

However, with a lot of speculation around, there was no photograph of him signing as was the case with the other ten players and that probably led to further speculation.

That’s all ended today with the Clarets confirming that Lewis, who has been with the club for some seven years, has now completed the signing of his scholarship which will see him progress for the next two years as a Burnley player.

Last season, which also included scoring for England under-16s, must have been something of a whirl, and he said today: “It all really happened after I scored five times against Crewe. It went a bit mad after that. I really enjoyed it in the under-23s, although that was a challenge, and I just want to carry on doing what I do.

“I’m happy to have signed and the target now is to become a professional and then try and get near the first team if that’s possible.”

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