Burnley - Tuesday's Rumour Mill-Will He Eckersley Like?
UK time is: 10:14:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Tuesday's Rumour Mill-Will He Eckersley Like?

Defender Richard Eckersley surprised Premier League Champions, Manchester United yesterday by rejecting a new deal.

The latest speculation in the Daily Mirror now suggests the 20 year old full back could be making a short journey to Burnley to have talks with Owen Coyle about a potential move to Turf Moor.

Eckersley plays at right back and came through Manchester United's Academy after signing for them as a youth player in 2005.

His first team debut finally came in January 2009 in an FA Cup clash at home to Tottenham Hotspur when he came on as a 53rd minute substitute.

It was thought that the Salford-born player was on the verge of breaking through into the first team but it looks like he his impatient for first team action in the Premier League and wants to play on a more regular basis. It is already understood he has turned down a move to Championship side, QPR.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 14 2009

Time: 8:39AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Do we need another right back? One for the future if we sign this young lad I suspect
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 08:42:00

Not to sure about this one? he could possibly be one for the future but he wants first team football could we offer that with Mears, Duff and Alexander able to play there? i am all for competition if he wants to come! do we know if he is still under contract? if not some sort of fee would still be required with him being only 20
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 11:36:00

He has played twice for the Red Devils I believe, so despite the competition could stand a chance of more regular action for the Clarets. Thinking about it, he might only be competing with Mears since Duff and Alexander could find better opportunities in the centre/holding midfield resp.
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 11:46:00

We need more defenders as cover. He would be another good signing. I Think Phils right Duff and Alexanders pace I think rules them out at right back in the Premier league.
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 14:50:00

Think that is right Skutter - Duff is a good honest lad I'm sure but he isn't Premier League quality and will get found out at that level. At best he should be a squad player this year. Saw young Eckersley play a few minutes for United against Derby last season - he looked a bit nervous but if he has come through their set up he must be a decent player
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 18:49:00

I think Duff will be ok in the centre, but I agree he could be a liability at right back with the Prem pacemen on the wing
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 19:01:00

I think Edgar can also play on the right cant he? If true I feel we have got plenty of cover and cant see this one coming off
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 21:39:00

Good be for the future if we sign this lad but do tend to agree we are bringing in a lot of defenders now. Looks like we have given up on Anderson though with Easton taking the 24 shirt. Need to concentrate on midfield now I reckon, wonder if we still stand a chance with Middlesbrough winger, Adam Johnson? We need some biggish names now with proven Prem experience in my opinion! lets give bloody Scotland a rest!!
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 21:59:00

Scotland will get a rest at Wigan ;-)
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 22:05:00

Thinks did that go through?
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 22:06:00

I assume they haven't announced the final signing yet of old Jason at Wigan because he still has to sort out a new work permit ! I know some wags on certain forums have been saying Scotland is in talks still with Burnley and the Wigan thing has stalled! Cant say I believe it!
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 22:22:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital Report - Rotherham 1-2 Burnley (Sunday October 4 2015)

Video - Rotherham Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Audio - Dyche & Vokes On Rotherham (Saturday October 3 2015)

Stats: Rotherham v Burnley (Friday October 2 2015)

Rotherham v Burnley - Team Line Ups (Friday October 2 2015)

Trio Loaned To League 1 Clubs (Friday October 2 2015)

Vital Preview - Rotherham v Burnley (Friday October 2 2015)

Keane Expects Tough Rotherham Test (Thursday October 1 2015)

Barton On Burnley's Spirit (Thursday October 1 2015)

Burnley International Call Ups (Thursday October 1 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Notts Forest 0-1 Hull - City hard work pays off!
Hull City : 04/10/2015 09:47:01
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Birmingham City
Leeds Utd : 04/10/2015 09:00:01
Vital Report - Rotherham 1-2 Burnley
Burnley : 04/10/2015 08:34:01
LUFC Rosler - It was a bad day at the office
Leeds Utd : 04/10/2015 08:18:00
Leeds suffer home defeat
Leeds Utd : 04/10/2015 08:04:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Heaton 1%
Darikwa 0%
Duff 0%
Keane 33%
Mee 0%
Boyd 0%
Jones 33%
Barton 0%
Arfield 33%
Vokes 0%
Gray 0%
Sub - Taylor 0%
Sub - Long 0%