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Today, we can bring news of two former young Burnley players who have swapped clubs, one who is very much staying where he is and a fourth who is hoping to win a deal in League Two.

We’ll start with Marley Blair (pictured) who has made an interesting move into non-league football in England having spent the last three seasons playing in Iceland. Left winger Blair arrived at Burnley in January 2018 on a deal until the end of the following season having left Liverpool.

He played in the under-18s before stepping up into the under-23s but was released at the end of his contract. He eventually moved to Iceland where he played for Keflavik IF and he’s been there for the last three years before returning to England and signing for Farsley Celtic.

Farsley chairman Paul Barthorpe was delighted to sign him and said on their website: “This is probably a first for Farsley, in recruiting a player directly from the Icelandic Premier League, but it’s a testament to our scouting and player recruitment team that we have been able to not only identify talented players from far and wide but have been able to bring them to the club too.

“Marley fits our player profile in that he is a powerful and direct young player with a strong pedigree and with the added bonus that he can hit the ground running as the Icelandic season has been underway since May.”

It was some years earlier when Jamal Crawford was at Burnley. He left us at the end of the 2015/16 season having completed his scholarship. He moved to Llandudno and has enjoyed a career in non-league football, moving from there to FC United of Manchester, Chester, Hyde, Curzon Ashton, Bamber Bridge, Glossop, Trafford, Widnes, Northwich and Runcorn Linnets where he played last season.

He’s just left Runcorn and signed for Stalybridge Celtic where he had previously been on loan in 2019 and their manager James Kinsey said: “Jamal is an exciting winger that we’ve tried to sign for a number of years. He’s a winger that can turn a game on its head, even when you are up against it. We need these sorts of players and I’ve got to know him quite well in past seasons. He is a dedicated lad which is a huge plus for us and something which fits into what we’re trying to build here.”

One player definitely not on the move is central defender Jake Rooney. Offered a deal at Burnley a year ago when his scholarship ended, he opted not to sign it and moved to Derby County for whom he’s now made eighteen first team appearances including nine in League One. Now 19, he has signed a new deal with the Rams until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Finally, there is some news on Deji Sotona who was with Burnley from January this year until the end of the season. The 20-year-old signed a short-term deal having moved from OGC Nice in France but he failed to win a longer contract and the Ireland born forward is currently on trial at Doncaster.

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