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One deal that went through yesterday, but wasn’t reported, was that of Burnley’s young striker Tommy Wood who has moved to Barnoldswick Town on loan.

1718 burnley tommy wood 00 500x500Having been released by Reading, Wood arrived at Burnley in 2015 on trial and impressed enough to be given a two year scholarship.

He won the youth team player of the year in his first season and followed that up with a good season in front of goal in 2016/17 as the young Clarets finished their last season in the Youth Alliance League as runners up.

His performances ensured he was one of five players, alongside Connor King, Olatunde Bayode, Mark Howard and Tinashe Chakwana, to be rewarded with a third year as a scholar and he’s now rejoining goalkeeper King at Barnoldswick.

King joined Barnoldswick Town in July on a work experience loan deal. That allows him to play for the North West Counties Premier Division side and in under-23 games for Burnley while continuing to train with Michael Duff’s squad.

That’s also the case with Wood who has signed in time to be eligible to play in Barnoldswick’s FA Cup tie this weekend against Albion Sports.

Manager Danny Craig was delighted to sign him. He said: “Another player in from a Premier League club.

“I had a good chat with Michael Duff about him this week and I am excited to have Tommy and again humbled by Burnley’s trust in us to assist in the development of their young players.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and watching him in a Barnoldswick shirt.

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