Burnley have recruited three youngsters as Terry Pashley’s troops prepare to report back for pre-season training.

Defenders Jack Errington and Luke Conlan and striker Jason Gilchrist have been taken on as first-year scholars at Turf Moor.

The 16-year-olds will report for the first day of pre-season training tomorrow before formally signing on Friday when the Clarets’ youth department holds its induction day.

Centre-back Errington arrives from the conveyor belt of talent churned out by the nationally renowned Wallsend Boys Club on Tyneside.

Conlan is a left-sided defender and a Northern Ireland schoolboy international, while Gilchrist was released by Manchester City.

“Taking on only three first-years is a smaller number than we have in the past but it’s important that we look at the quality,” said Burnley’s director of youth development Martin Dobson.