Jamie is still very much involved at Turf Moor as a coach within the Centre of Excellence, but tomorrow he will be back in the middle accompanying Jeff Brown at half time.
Jamie Hoyland - just before his red card
It is just about eleven years now since he joined the Clarets, initially on loan from Sheffield United and he made an early impact with an excellent performance at Sunderland, stepping in for the suspended Steve Davis.
He was mainly used in midfield in those early days, in Jimmy Mullen’s diamond, and it was from that position he scored his first Burnley goal, ironically against the Blades in what was his first game after the move was made permanent.
He’d started his career at Manchester City, for whom he was involved in the Masters, before moving on to Bury having been signed on a free transfer by former Burnley captain Martin Dobson, then manager at Gigg Lane.
It was Bramall Lane next, and the club he supported, and after a loan spell with Bristol City he arrived at the Turf. Things started to get tougher for him under Chris Waddle’s management and he had a short loan period at Carlisle during that season.
The last of his 104 Burnley appearances came in the 3-3 draw at Oldham at the end of that season, and a few days later he was on the subs bench as we beat Plymouth to stay up.
A few weeks later he was released by new boss Stan Ternent and signed for Scarborough where he ended his playing career.
He’s worked for both Halifax and Rochdale as a coach and was assistant manager at Rochdale for a while. But now his football has brought him back to Turf Moor – although he isn’t employed running down the touchline getting pies any more.