Clarets add young trio to development squad

The Clarets have added three new players to their Development Squad ahead of the new campaign.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:55 am
Aidan Stone, Christian NGuessan and Rahis Nabi

Midfielders Rahis Nabi and Christian N’Guessan and goalkeeper Aidan Stone have all signed professional deals at Turf Moor to join the under-23 squad, which this season will play in the Professional Development League.

Nabi has signed a 12-month deal with the option of a further year after leaving West Bromwich Albion.

The 18-year-old - the younger brother of Peterborough striker Adil Nabi and Carlisle midfielder Samir Nabi, who also both came through West Brom’s Academy system – made two starting appearances for the Baggies in last season’s Checkatrade Trophy group stages.

N’Guessan, 18, who helped Blackpool beat Burnley to the North-West Youth Alliance title and win the Lancashire FA Youth Cup last season, has signed a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

He made it as far as the bench for the Seasiders in a Checkatrade Trophy tie last season and also spent a spell on a work experience loan with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Bamber Bridge.

And Stone becomes the second player to join the Clarets from non-league side Brocton, following defender Harry Flowers, who signed for Burnley last season from the Staffordshire-based club.

Stone, who will be 18 later this month, has signed a 12-month deal with the option of a further year.

The former England Schools international was named Players’ Player of the Year by his Brocton team-mates last season, despite the club’s relegation from the Midland League Premier Division.

The trio have reported back for pre-season training with the Clarets.