HInes features in Wool City derby

Last updated : 09 August 2012 By Tony Scholes

Jordan Deacey, recently linked with a move to Burnley, scored Park Avenue's third to clinch the win but the main interest for Burnley supporters was the player wearing the number eleven shirt for City for the first 65 minutes of the game.

Named as A Trialist by Bradford City, it was Zavon Hines who was released recently by the Clarets and had a trial cut short by Swindon last week due to his poor fitness levels.

Observers at the Horsfall Stadium report that he impressed until he was substituted on 65 minutes and replaced by Adam Baker, and he might have done enough to impress manager Phil Parkinson as he looks for a new club ahead of the season.

Strangely, having not named him officially, youth coach Steve Thornber was more than happy to reveal his name and said of him: "Zavon had his first training session with us yesterday and then played for us tonight.

“He’s looking for a club and the gaffer has heard about him and seen him play before at West Ham.

“To be fair, he’s come in and looked sharp. He’s quite bright and has got good feet with a trick or two.

“He looked quite promising on tonight’s showing. We’ll now have a chat with the manager and see where we take it from there. Zavon is in for the rest of the week anyway.”

There is no news, as yet, on any of the other former Clarets looking for new clubs, other than Dominic Knowles not getting an offer from York City.

Manager Gary Mills said: "I have released Dominic Knowles. I thought long and hard about it because he did well in little spells but I've decided against offering him a contract."