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Last week, as a flood of young Burnley players returned from loans, it was believed that full back Luke Hendrie would potentially be returning this week having played in the FA Cup for Bradford City at Yeovil Town.

Our club reported: “Defender Luke Hendrie is eligible to play for Bradford City in their FA Cup third-round tie at Yeovil Town on Saturday before his initial loan stay with the Bantams ends.”

1516 burnley luke hendrie 00 300x500It looked as though there was every possibility that the loan could even be extended with Hendrie remaining at Valley Parade for the rest of the season. There was certainly no concerns over him being cup tied; he’d already played for the Bantams in the previous two rounds against Chesterfield and Plymouth.

In total, he’d played 18 times for them prior to Saturday but was then ruled out of the tie with manager Stuart McCall reporting on the day of the match: “Luke was in the team yesterday and travelled down with us. He had to say his farewells at the hotel today because the club couldn’t agree a deal with Burnley on the player. He’s absolutely gutted.”

This morning, McCall has confirmed that Hendrie is leaving them to join another League One side who he believes to be Shrewsbury Town.

Hendrie, who joined Burnley in the summer of 2015 having been released by Derby, has spent a considerable amount of time out on loan. In his first season he played in League Two with first Hartlepool and then York while last season he spent the entire season as a first team regular at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

He’s a Bradford City and followed in his dad John’s footsteps when he joined them in August as cover for Tony McMahon, but he’s gone on to establish himself in the team. His debut was as a substitute in August in a 3-3 draw at Walsall while his last game came on New Year’s Day when he was in the team that won 2-1 at Fleetwood.

He leaves them in fifth place in League One and could now be joining Shrewsbury who are second in the table, three places and six points above Bradford City.

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