DANNY Cadamarteri's youth team has been strengthened with the acquisition of 10 teenagers into the Turf Moor ranks.

They all start their two-year scholarships as part of the Burnley Under-18 squad.

Four of them have spent at least two years within the Clarets’ Academy set-up, playing regularly for the Under-16s last season and, in some instances, for the youth team.

Mitchell George, Matthew O'Neill, Rhys Fenlon, Jon Conley have all progressed from within the Academy before joining up with the youth team.

And the remaining recruits - Harry Allen, Jaydon Major, Matty Rain, Kane Patterson, Udoka Chima and Edon Pruti and Joe Conn-Clarke - have been recruited after starting their careers at other clubs.

Academy Manager Jonathan Pepper said: “We are really looking forward to the new intake of scholars coming in next season.

“We have a large number of exciting attacking players to add to our existing group, as well as a whole new defensive line and goalkeeper to bolster the squad.

“There will be a lot of competition for places for the U18s next season.”

He added: “Nicky Law, in the recruitment department, has worked tremendously hard to bring in a number of players from outside to add to the players who have progressed through our own Academy.

“The rise in the profile of the club, the elite training facilities and the growing reputation of the Academy has helped us recruit players from the top clubs in the country, as well as giving opportunities for players from lower levels the chance to develop.

“I am looking forward to seeing the players integrate and develop as a group, and hopefully we will see individuals progressing onto the U23 Development Squad at some stage over the course of their scholarship”

Goalkeeper Allen joins Burnley after leaving Manchester United at the beginning of the year, while attacker Major arrives after being released by Liverpool and having featured for Cadamarteri's side towards the end of last season.

Left-back Rain has also left Liverpool and like Major featured for the Clarets last term.

Northern Ireland youth international Conn-Clarke, who can play wide on either flank, is making the move to England from Glentoran.

Centre back Pruti arrives from Stevenage while Chimna, another centre back, was playing grassroots football in North London last season.

Finally, Scottish right-back Patterson, signs for the Clarets having ended his time at Tottenham Hotspur.