Burnley sign the grandson of 1966 World Cup winner Ron Flowers

By dsguser
02 March 2017

Burnley have signed the grandson of 1966 World Cup winner Ron Flowers from Brocton, who play in the ninth tier of English football.

Harry Flowers, 20, has been playing in the Premier Division of the Midland League but will now get the chance to make the leap to the Premier League subject to clearance.

Ron Flowers earned 49 caps for England and was a non-playing member of Sir Alf Ramsey's triumphant squad, eventually being awarded a winners' medal in 2009 alongside others who had not featured in the starting XI.

The Clarets also announced the signing of 17-year-old striker Harry Limb from Wisbech Town, also in the ninth tier.

The former Boston player had been linked with a number of league clubs, as well as Burnley's weekend opponents Swansea.

The low-key transfers represent the first results of Nicky Law's appointment as head of recruitment for ages 17-23.

Development squad coach Michael Jolley said: "Harry Flowers is an old-school defender, he's really keen to do the basics very well, make blocks, make tackles, make headers and keep the ball out of our net.

"Those are qualities we really like and we see some growth and potential in him. I think training full-time and working with the coaches he will improve.

"Harry Limb is someone who has come on our radar as a natural goalscorer. He's been playing men's football and scoring goals.

"We have had a look at him on trial and he impressed us with the way he went about it, so we've given him an opportunity as well.

"Like all the players, they will have to work hard to make a success of their careers at Burnley but they've started in the right way."

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