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Burnley’s recruitment yesterday had us looking at young Frenchman Thomas Robert who is currently with Airdrie and this morning’s news takes us back to Scotland and 16-year-old midfielder Johnny Armstrong who has played for both Motherwell and Partick Thistle.

Again it is the Daily Record in Scotland who have reported that the youngster will travel to Burnley on Monday, 12th July for a two week trial having not been offered a professional deal by Motherwell.

Although he remains in talks with Motherwell, his father told the Record: “His agent phoned and asked if Johnny would be interested in going on trial at Burnley and it was a no-brainer. They phoned us to say that they wanted him to come for an initial two week trial. After that, Burnley are going on a Scottish tour and they said if he does well then he will be part of their development squad for that trip.

“They’ve been phenomenal. They’ve put us up in hotels, paid for all our meals and you couldn’t ask them for anything more.

“He will go down for a week then come home before going back for another week. They said that they’d offer him a scholarship programme if they like him because they can’t sign him professionally until he’s 17-years-old.

“It’s an unbelievable opportunity to go and impress at an English Premier League side. They told me that they’ve identified Johnny as a hard-hitting central midfielder with incredible determination.”

With pre-season soon to get underway, Burnley have, to date, only offered one new player a scholarship. They recently confirmed that goalkeeper Charlie Casper, grandson of former Claret Frank Casper, was the only player this year stepping up from the under-16s.

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