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Anderson Could Still Be a Claret in Time

The grim news that our season-long loan, Russell Anderson would now be out for the whole of the season with a cruciate ligament injury was not what Clarets fans wanted to hear. The defender was stretchered off with 12 minutes on the clock seven days ago against Fulham in our Carling Cup third round tie at Turf Moor.

Most Clarets fans thought that would be that and that the defender would say goodbye to the lads and return to Sunderland.

That would certainly appear to be the case but maybe it's au revoir rather than goodbye after Owen Coyle indicated he would be interested in signing the player on a permanent loan next season after he had recovered from the devastating injury.

'If and when he's back fit, I would love to have Russell here on a permanent basis,' said Coyle in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

'I have a real belief in him. I think he's a top player and he's a fantastic man.

'Russell was there against Preston and I think that shows you something about the spirit in the football club.

'The lad's had a cruciate operation and he's come to the game with his kid and went into the dressing room with the lads.

'Whether we replace him for the time being, only time and finances will dictate that.'

Clarets Duo in Northern Ireland Squad

Clarets duo Michael Duff and Martin Paterson have both been selected in Northern Ireland`s 21-man squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and San Marino.

Trialist still being Trialed!

Clarets gaffer, Owen Coyle has decided to look further at trialist Theo Fairweather-Johnson before he decides whether to offer the former 19 year-old, pacy West Ham winger a contract.

Fairweather-Johnson started the season with Conference South side Fisher Athletic. He also played for two other non-league sides, Dulwich Hamlet and Beckenham.

The reserves beat Preston 1-0 last Wednesday with the trialist impressing and hitting the post.

He also scored twice two weeks ago in the second string`s 4-1 thumping of Rochdale.

Coyle said:

"He played another game on Wednesday and he did okay, so that`s one we`ll have a look at and we`ll see what happens.

"We`ll continue him on in his progress and just keep an eye on him from there."

MacDonald's Thistle

Partick Thistle have been rumoured to be interested in the 18 year old Clarets forward Alex MacDonald and may have enquired about a loan deal.

Owen Coyle however has indicated that he has plans to keep him at Burnley at least for the time being.

MacDonald was recently capped for the first time at Under 19 level with Scotland and is keen to establish himslef in the first team.

Even if Partick Thistle were to loan the player this could only be done in January when the transfer window reopens.

Coyle said: 'Alex has been away with Scotland Under 19s, he got injured after 10 minutes against Holland, but they are naming their squad this week for the European Championship qualifiers, and I would hope he is in that.

'He's a young kid we have high hopes for, he's training well with the first team, champing at the bit to get involved, and just missed out on being on the bench against Fulham.

'He needs to continue what he's doing, and if and when we decide he'll go out on loan, we'll see, but certainly he can't go to Scotland now anyway, because you can't go cross-border with loans, you can only do that in the transfer window.

'The only loans available are emergency loans.'



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday September 30 2008
Time: 7:09PM

Comments

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I'd forgotten about the trialist,he sounds a promising lad!!
turfmanphil
30/09/2008 19:12:00
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Guys - will you sell the 6100 tickets you're taking for the Carling Cup trip?
merlin
30/09/2008 19:12:00
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Merlin.....not only will we sell our allocation..we will be asking for more if possible !!!
Cardiff_Claret
01/10/2008 00:15:00
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Should be a great night out for Clarets fans, win or lose! Hoping to go but depends on whether my contract in Maidenhead is renewed
turfmanphil
03/10/2008 18:46:00
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