Queen's Park youngster gets Turf Moor trial

Last updated : 29 January 2003 By Tony Scholes

The Scottish born defender was previously set for a career with Motherwell but that came to an end last summer when the SPL club went into temporary administration. It seems that Burnley were keen at that time but were unable to move because of the uncertainty following the collapse of ITV Digital and he moved on to Queen's Park.

Chelsea have also been showing an interest but it looks as though Turf Moor could be the young player’s first choice. He said of the opportunity,

"It’s a good chance for me and I’m looking forward to it. It will be a good experience to see how things go at other clubs.

"So I’ll train for a week and maybe play a few games in their reserves or under 17s.

"I’m just going there on my own – there are no team mates going and hopefully it will be third time lucky after Motherwell went into administration and then last year’s disappointment with Burnley.

"I suppose it is a bit unusual to get a trial at Burnley without playing any first team games but anyway it is a good chance for me and I hope something comes out of it."

Binnie is currently on a sports studies course at Langside College in Glasgow but has been given a week off from his studies to allow him to be at Burnley for this trial.