BURNLEY Under-23 boss Steve Stone wants to see a number of his young Clarets depart on loan this month - but only if it is the right move.

Jimmy Dunne, who played for the Under-23s earlier this month, has joined Sunderland while full back Ali Koiki has moved to Swindon Town.

Stone would like to see more follow suit to experience first team football but admits any loan switch is a difficult balancing act.

"Managers in League One and League Two ultimately want to win football matches. It's their jobs. Conference North and Conference South is exactly the same - they want to win," said Stone on finding the right loan for Burnley's youngsters.

"We've got to get somebody that's going to be understanding that the lad we're sending them is not the finished article, he's young and he'll have frailties.

"We need someone to persevere with them rather than dumping them out of the team after two games, has them for four months and doesn't use them. That is the key to what we need - patience.

"The right loan is key and it's the hardest battle and the hardest part of their development.

"We're trusting somebody else's football club to develop our players.

"We need good managers who are understanding. It's not easy. I want most of them to go out but I know realistically that won't happen."

Burnley's Under-23s have enjoyed a solid season in the Premier Division League 2, sitting fourth in the table.

But Stone wants to see his prospects make the next step and find Football League experience.

"That's the next step for our lads" he said.

"I need them all out from under me to go out on loan.

"Managers have got to have a look and think could I trust a Josh Benson or Rob Harker in my team in League One or even the Championship. That's what they've got to do."

Dunne, who was on the bench for Sunderland in their weekend draw with Luton Town in League One, has taken his chance during loan spells with Accrington Stanley last season and Scottish side Hearts this.

And Stone believes the Irishman is an example to follow.

"He's a beacon really, a shining light amongst us," Stone said of the centre back.

"The feedback has been impressive from everywhere he's been. It doesn't matter whether he's been at Hearts or back with me or at Accrington Stanley.

"It's testament to what the loan system can do if a player gets the right move and he applies himself really well. Hearts have loved him.

"His attitude and everything about him is what our lads need to aspire to."