Clarets contract for McCann
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley have handed promising midfielder Chris McCann his first professional contract.Burnley have handed promising midfielder Chris McCann his first professional contract.
The 18-year-old has broken into the first team reckoning this season under Clarets boss Steve Cotterill.
The Dublin born 18-year-old has made seven appearances in The Championship, scoring one goal, and has now put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half deal at Turf Moor.
Cotterill is pleased to have secured the future of the youngster after his progression in the first team arena.
"We think that Chris has shown good promise in the last few months and we are pleased that we've got this sorted out," Cotterill told the club's official website.
McCann is a Republic of Ireland youth international, and made his debut against Coventry in August after a promising campaign as an apprentice last season.