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St Pat's swoop for Burnley defender on the eve of the new season

Ollie Younger has joined Stephen O’Donnell’s side on a loan deal that will last until July.

Ollie Younger has joined St Patrick's Athletic.
Ollie Younger has joined St Patrick's Athletic.
Image: St Patrick's Athletic FC

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC have bolstered their defensive options ahead of the start of the 2020 League of Ireland season.

The Saints today announced the signing of 20-year-old English central defender Ollie Younger.

He moves to Richmond Park on a lead deal from Premier League club Burnley that will last until July.

Younger is experienced at U23 level for the Clarets but has yet to make his first-team debut.

“I’ve been really impressed,” he said. “Training has been really good. The intensity has been spot-on, the quality as well, I’ve just been really impressed with it all and I can’t wait to get going.

“There’s a lot of players who I’ve played against over in England who have come from this league and I can tell it’s a really good league.

“Playing senior football is something I need to do for my career. To get an opportunity like this, it was a no-brainer really.”

Stephen O’Donnell’s side begin their Premier Division campaign at home to Waterford tomorrow evening. 

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