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1112 burnley wade elliott 00 300x400Wembley goalscoring hero Wade Elliott hung his boots up a year ago to become under-21 coach at Bristol City under manager Steve Cotterill, but things have changed for him since and tonight he’s gone back to playing for Forest Green Rovers in a friendly against Evesham United.

Wade has been training with the National League club with a view to earning a contract and he played the first 75 minutes tonight in a defensive midfield role, coming close with one effort which went just wide.

Forest Green, however, were beaten 4-0 in this, their first pre-season game.

It’s over seven years since he scored that sensational goal for us at Wembley and will be six years in August since he last pulled on a Burnley shirt. His last game was as a substitute in a 2-1 win at Derby before moving on to Birmingham after six years with Burnley during which he made 282 appearances.

And Burnley fans were reminded of that goal in August last year when we walked along the touchline at Ashton Gate ahead of our 2-1 win against Bristol City, receiving a standing ovation from the away support.

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