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Cooney wants Premier action after Clarets switch

16th July 2019, 13:54 by Craig Smithson

Burnley's Under-23 signing Ryan Cooney has set his sights on playing in the Premier League after joining on a 12-month deal from Bury.

The 19-year-old, who can play anywhere across the back four or as a wing-back, broke into the Shakers' first team in the 2017-18 season and went on to make 14 appearances.

Cooney then followed up signing his first professional contract last summer with 15 first-team appearances as Bury won promotion back to League One at the first attempt in May.

The Shakers' financial difficulties have resulted in the teenager being offloaded and Burnley have swooped to offer him a place in Steve Stone's Under-23 squad at Turf Moor.

But, looking further ahead, Cooney is hopeful of eventually becoming a first-team player with the Clarets.

He told the club's website: "It's tough to leave Bury in some ways, to say that I've been there since the age of nine. But I think now is the time to move on elsewhere and come to a good club like Burnley.

"This is a Premier League and that's where you want to be.

"It's a great opportunity with everything there is here. I need to focus back on the Under-23s, rather than the first team, and carry on, work hard and keep improving myself.

"I'm looking forward to getting up to match fitness sharp and then it's time to crack on and see what I can do."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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