ADAM Phillips is already earning rave reviews after a flying start to his loan spell at Morecambe.

The Burnley Under-23s midfielder scored on his debut for the League Two Shrimps in their 1-1 draw with Colchester on Saturday.

The 22-year-old then laid on both goals as Derek Adams’ strugglers beat Port Vale 2-1 at the Globe Arena on Tuesday night.

Phillips was however forced off at half-time with a tight groin but the injury is not thought to be a serious one and he could be fit for Saturday's trip to play-off chasing Northampton.

“He (Phillips) played a vital role in both goals and I think that’s important you have players in a team who can have assists,” Adams told the Morecambe Visitor post-match.

The former Liverpool and Norwich man has been joined by fellow Claret Ryan Cooney at the Globe Arena, the ex-Bury full back also thrust straight into action against Colchester and Port Vale after signing until the end of the season.

Phillips, who also had loan spells at Cambridge and Hamilton before moving to Turf Moor last August, says he has settled in quickly with the Shrimps who are looking to make sure of their Football League status in the coming months.

“I know (Morecambe defender) Tom Brewitt because he was at Liverpool with me,” he said.

“He made me feel welcome but all the lads have been brilliant really and have been nice to get on with.

“The lads have made me feel welcome and I’m enjoying it.”

Elsewhere on the loan front on Tuesday night, Clarets midfielder Christian N’Guessan made his first start for Oldham and played the full 90 minutes of their 0-0 draw at Stevenage.

Under-23s skipper Anthony Glennon is also in League Two with Ian Holloway's Grimsby while Jordan Cropper, Scott Wilson and Tunde Bayode are getting first team experience in the top two tiers of non-league.

Others could also leave Turf Moor before the end of the month to aid their development.