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Striker makes move from Premier League side Burnley

28 July 2017

Northampton Town have signed Burnley striker Chris Long on a season long loan.

The 22 year old began his career at Everton and while at Goodison Park he enjoyed a very successful loan spell at Brentford, scoring four goals in his last seven appearances in the Championship, which included an appearance in the Championship play off semi final against Middlesbrough.

He moved to Premier League side Burnley in the summer of 2015 and after making 10 appearances for the Clarets as Burnley won the Championship and promotion to the Premier League in 2015/16, he enjoyed loan spells with both Fleetwood Town and Bolton Wanderers in League 1 in the 2016/17 season, scoring four goals in 15 starts at play off qualifiers Fleetwood in the first half of the season before moving to promotion winners Bolton for the second half of the season.

“Chris is a very good signing for us,” said boss Justin Edinburgh.

“He is a quality striker and possesses real pace which frightens defenders. He is a player who has already performed well at League 1 level, he knows the league and he knows he has the attributes and the quality to be a big asset to us.

“I know he has been a player who has interested a number of clubs so we are delighted we have been able to secure his services and we are excited about bringing him in to the squad.

"I think all we will be adding now is another goalkeeper which should complete a strong summer of recruitment for us, and we are happy with the balance of the squad."

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