New Zealander Howieson joins Clarets
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 18th July 2011
Burnley have added a new name to their squad of scholars with the acquisition of Cameron Howieson from New Zealand.
Born in Dunedin in New Zealand, Howieson, who has joined Burnley from Mosgiel, holds a British passport because of his Scottish father.
A contact of former Claret Ian Brennan alerted the Clarets and Director of Youth Development, Martin Dobson said: "We are always looking and if there is a recommendation we will pursue it. We are trying to get talented young players in.
"Obviously the North West is a very competitive area and we are prepared to spread the net wide. Cameron came in at the end of last season and had a couple of training sessions with the youth team. We liked the look of him and wanted to take it further so offered him a scholarship.
"It's a big decision for him and his family but he wants to play in English football."