Orr is a Claret

Last updated : 28 January 2004 By Tony Scholes

Picture © Burnley FC
The Liverpool born midfielder has been keen for a loan spell all season to give him some first team experience. He still awaits his debut in Sir Bobby Robson’s side and that is no surprise given the quality of midfield player available to the Newcastle manager.

But he is highly rated at St. James’ Park and captains their top reserve side that competes in the Premiership Reserve League and he led that side in a 0-0 home draw on Monday of this week against Everton played at Whitley Park, Benton.

He has made fifteen appearances for the reserves, scoring twice with the goals coming against Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland. He is a big strong player noted for his tackling and passing of the ball and although he doesn’t score many goals he does pack a powerful shot.

The deal that brings him to the Turf is initially for one month but can be extended to three months. He chose Burnley ahead of Rotherham with the Millers keen to sign him.

He will go straight into the squad for the trip to Wigan on Saturday and it remains to be seen whether he starts or is named as one of the substitutes.

Bradley is the fifth player to join the Clarets on a short term loan this season and we would like to welcome him to Turf Moor.

We would like to thank Burnley Football Club for kindly allowing us to use the above photograph.