Moves for former Clarets

Last updated : 01 January 2004 By Tony Scholes

Andrew Waine - now with Hyde United
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According to Unibond Premier League club Southport Earl Davis has joined them on loan from Burnley. He was with the Sandgrounders last season but returned to the Turf after sustaining a bad injury and was subsequently released by the Clarets at the end of last season.

He has though continued his rehabilitation at Burnley and recently made two appearances in our reserves. But that was as a non-contract player and so his return to Southport cannot be on loan.

He has been welcomed back with open arms after impressing last season during their attempts to stay in the Conference and he made his latest debut in a surprise 3-2 home League Cup defeat against 1st Division Guiseley.

Andrew Waine made two first team substitute appearances last season before we released him and he signed a contract with Accrington Stanley during the summer. He made only one appearance for Stanley, as a substitute in a home win against Scarborough in August.

More recently he has been on loan at Unibond First Division club Hyde United and in the week before Christmas he made the move permanent to the club the Clarets beat in the FA Cup just ten years ago.

After a couple of substitute appearances he finally made his full debut for Hyde in a 4-2 home win against Kendall Town in a side that included two other former Burnley players. In the starting eleven was John O’Kane who has managed to move from the Premiership to the Unibond in two years.

Tony Ellis is player coach at Hyde and he came on as a second half substitute with the score and scored the third goal.

Waine has won a deal at Hyde whilst Davis is hoping to impress Southport manager Liam Watson enough to earn a contract.