At last - Luke Gallagher can play
By Tony Scholes
Updated Tuesday, 6th March 2012
You can be forgiven for not being able to recall Burnley signing Dubliner Luke Gallagher as a scholar because it is five months since we reported his signing and he's still to kick a ball for the club.
It's taken precisely 22 weeks but yesterday, finally, the required international clearance has been received and the youngster has immediately been included in the squad for tomorrow night's FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
A delighted coach Terry Pashley said: "It's finally come through. We got that yesterday so Luke will be part of the squad tomorrow night. He will be involved. He has waited a hell of a long time and been so patient.
"He has had under-17 games and other practice games we have arranged for him, but what a game for his first one.
We'll have more on the game tomorrow when Luke will hopefully be able to give the young Clarets a boost in the big game.