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Coyle's New McKee to Future Success?

Coyle's New McKee to Future Success?

Although there has been no official announcement on the Official Burnley website it would appear we have signed a new young gun from Livingston; sixteen year old striker, Joe McKee.

So how did we find out? Well it appears to be a case of 'Livingston I Presume' after the Scottish club's official website announced the news on Friday.

Owen Coyle it would appear was impressed with the young Scottish talent after the lad spent a few days with the Clarets at the end of last season.

Although no details have been provided it would appear he completed a permanent move to Burnley on Friday.

As part of the deal it would appear that the Clarets have agreed to play a friendly against the Scottish Football League Third Division side at Almondvale.

McKee speaking to the West Lothian Courier earlier in the year said:

"I signed full-time for the club in October (2008) when I turned 16 but I has been at the club for three years before the signing. In fact, I was at Dundee United from the age of seven for about five years and I was progressing quite well at Tannadice.However, I decided to move because I wasn`t as happy as I should have been."

Despite his young age, McKee has already made his debut for Livingston in the first team and they had high hopes for the lad who appears to have great potential.

We await news from the Official Burnley Website to confirm the details of the signing when we will also hopefully hear Owen Coyle's intentions for the player. Will the player at such a young age be given a professional contract and a squad number or will he be brought on through the club's youth scheme and reserves? No doubt we will find out soon.

If you want to read more about the signing from the Livingston end of things then please visit their website by clicking this link:

Four In,One Out in Hectic Day at Almondvale


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday August 30 2009
Time: 2:49PM

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All very cloak and dagger stuff, wonder why the club have been silent so far? This could be another of the club's youth intentions rather than a first team signing.
turfmanphil
30/08/2009 14:57:00
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One of our posters in the know put us right about the rumour in the People last Sunday which said we had signed Rhys Williams brother,Alan (sic). Turned out he was actually called Alwyn and was a 16 year old still out in Australia and would be joining the Clarets next season as a first year apprentice! This McKee source is not the media but one wonders if Coyle is bringing in young kids for youth development and is simply not bothering to announce them [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
30/08/2009 16:35:00
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Maybe Coyle doesn't think teenagers need to be put in the spotlight? (No criticism of you here, tmp, as Livvy had made the announcement.) Also Bfc may have been wary of making any statements about Livvy, with them in tricky financial waters? My guess is he'll join McDonald on loan somewhere in Scotland, possibly even Livvy.
Couch Potato
30/08/2009 16:42:00
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You may well be right, CP! News has now been picked up by BBC Sports. Will be interesting to see if the club make any announcement whatsoever
turfmanphil
30/08/2009 23:22:00
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One for the future , will be in the youth team !
Bernie lee
31/08/2009 15:52:00
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Now up on Official Site: "The Scottish teenager, who has been fast-tracked through the ranks at Almondvale, has today signed a two-year scholarship with the Clarets"-Tuesday 1st Sept
turfmanphil
01/09/2009 16:16:00
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