Burnley’s Under-23s captain Anthony Glennon has joined League Two side Grimsby Town on loan until the end of the season.  

The left-back has become Ian Holloway’s first signing as Mariners’ boss and is in line to make his debut against Leyton Orient on Saturday.  

“I finished training with Burnley yesterday and Ian Holloway phones me,” he said.

“He said he wanted me to join on loan and train today so it was short notice but I came down last night.  

“I need the experience, it’s men’s football and it’s the next step for me.”

Glennon captained the Clarets’ U23s this season during their unbeaten run in the Professional Development League.  

The former Liverpool youngster moved to Turf Moor in the summer of 2018 and after a string of impressive performances for the U23s, he found himself around the first-team set-up. 

The 20-year-old was selected in the first-team squad that faced Manchester City at Turf Moor in April last year. He also travelled with Clarets’ side that drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea but did not make the final 18.  

Glennon’s switch to Blundell Park makes him the sixth U23s player to depart on loan, following Adam Phillips and Ryan Cooney (both Morecambe), Christian N’Guessan (Oldham Athletic), Scott Wilson (Blyth Spartans) and Tunde Bayode (Curzon Ashton). 

He therefore missed the Clarets’ first PDL defeat of the season, as they went down to 2-1 to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Monday.