BURNLEY are running the rule over Shrewsbury Town’s Josh Ginnelly.

The 18-year-old winger has been training with the Clarets, and would be viewed as a development player by manager Sean Dyche should there be the option of a full-time move to Turf Moor.


The former Aston Villa trainee has turned down two offers of a new deal from Shrewsbury, who are thought to be looking for a six-figure compensation package should Ginnelly move on.

The teenager was on trial with Norwich City last week and played in a development squad friendly.

“I haven’t heard from him but the last time I heard I think he was at Burnley,” said Shrewsbury boss, and former Burnley midfielder Micky Mellon.

“I think he’s been there for a week so he’s getting some good experience there because it’s a fantastic club with fantastic people and one I like.

“He’s at the mighty Clarets so we’ll see what happens but I’m sure he’s enjoying that fantastic hospitality in the north west that I received there as a player - and he’s closer to my house than I am now!

“Stuff goes in the papers about any player but people should understand there are only 92 managers in the League and then there are coaches and most of us have played together or against each other so we talk.

“I don’t know if there’s any chance of a deal.

“Until anyone there says to me ‘I would like to sign this player’ then that would be up to the club to negotiate a compensation package to get the player’s services.

“We haven’t fallen out with him and we absolutely wish him well, wherever he does.”