Striker Gilchrist on bench for Stanley

Jason Gilchrist.
Jason Gilchrist.

Young Clarets striker Jason Gilchrist was an unused substitute for Accrington Stanley in their 1-1 draw at home to Portsmouth on Saturday.

The 20-year-old moved down the M65 on a youth loan until the end of the season.

I’ve gone to Accrington to score goals.

Jason Gilchrist

The forward will be reunited with ex-Claret Shay McCartan, with whom he shared the golden boot in the 2011/12 Youth Alliance League.

Former Manchester City youngster Gilchrist has yet to make his full debut for the Clarets.

But he memorably scored a superb hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Youth Cup in 2012, as well as grabbing the winner against Stanley in a pre-season friendly at the beginning of the current campaign.

Speaking ahead of his loan, Gilchrist said: “The manager rang me up and said there was an opportunity for me to go to a League 2 side on loan. I’m relishing the opportunity to play for Accrington. I can’t wait to get a few games in, hopefully get some goals and get some points on the board.

“It’s probably the closest club to Burnley so that’s good for me. Hopefully it’ll be easy for Burnley to keep an eye on my progress and I’m living in Burnley so that’s easy for me too. It’s a good move.

“I’ve gone to score goals. The manager there is a former striker so any advice he gives me I’ll be taking on board as I know it’ll be good advice.”

Left back Danny Lafferty played 90 minutes for Rotherham in their 2-0 win at Huddersfield as he made his Millers bow after joining on a month’s loan, while Alex Cisak and Luke O’Neill also completed the full game for their loan club Leyton Orient as they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Peterborough United on Saturday.