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Former Burnley midfielder Steven Hewitt, who made three first team appearances with the Clarets, has returned to the Football League having signed a one year deal with Accrington Stanley.

He made his debut for the Clarets in April 2012, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 home win against Brighton. He played the full game against Plymouth in the Capital One Cup in the following season but his only other first team action was as a substitute against Watford in December 2013.

1516 burnley steven hewitt 00 630x420He left us last January when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent and he moved to Chester, where he’d previously been on loan, but ended the season with Southport.

But he’s now back in the league and said on completing his move to Accrington: ““I was at Burnley as a scholar and then I signed a two-and-a-half year professional deal. I made my debut against Brighton in April 2012.

“I had loan spells at Alfreton and then last year I was at Chester and finished the season at Southport. I knew I wouldn’t break into the first team at Burnley so I knew I was going to be released.

“When my contract was up at the end of last season, my agent made contact with Accrington Stanley and I have been on trial. It’s hard coming on trial, it’s a nervy time and it’s competitive so it was a huge relief when the gaffer offered me a contract.

“I know Shay McCartan from my Burnley days so I have kept in touch with his and Accrington’s progress and I know they like to play football and not just lump it forward so it suits my style of play.

“It’s a big season for me as I am 22 and want to play regularly and hopefully I can do that with Accrington. It is nice to be sorted and signed up and I can’t wait to get going.”

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