BURNLEY youngster Adam Phillips has returned to Morecambe for a second loan spell.

The 22-year-old midfielder has joined the Shrimps on a season-long deal, having previously signed on loan in January last term.

Phillips impressed with four goals in 11 starts for Morecambe, and joins Clarets team-mate Ryan Cooney in heading back to the Globe Arena for the new campaign.

A central midfielder and product of Liverpool's Academy, Phillips spent two years at Norwich City, with loan spells at Cambridge United and north of the border at Hamilton Academicals, before moving to Burnley last summer. He has a new contract at Turf Moor but has been allowed to return to Morecambe to gain first team experience.

Shrimps boss Derek Adams said: "Adam came in last season and scored some important goals for us.

"He can play a sitting role or attacking role in central midfield, where he did really well for us, and we're looking for him to add to his goal tally for us this season.

"I'm delighted to get Adam and Ryan (Cooney) back with us and it gives us good competition for places all over the squad.

"It's up to them now to get into the starting line-up."