Young Clarets leave on loan

Jason Gilchrist
Jason Gilchrist

Development Squad duo Jason Gilchrist and Josh Ginnelly have joined National League clubs Chester and Altrincham respectively on loan.

Striker Gilchrist joins the Blues a one-month emergency loan, subject to paperwork, as he looks to regain full match fitness after sustaining a broken ankle in July.

The former Accrington Stanley loanee reunites with ex-Claret Steven Hewitt at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

Meanwhile Ginnelly, 18, who signed a three-year deal from Shrewsbury in the summer, links-up with Altrincham on a one-month youth loan.

Ginnelly made his Football League debut aged just 17 for Shrewsbury, where he made three appearances for the League Two club.