Talented young midfield star Mace Goodridge has joined Barrow from Premier League side Burnley on a loan deal which runs until the end of the season.
Work to get the move completed went on late into the night on Monday but paperwork was successfully submitted and Goodridge’s loan is now subject to the usual EFL and FA clearance.
The 20-year-old schemer has made big strides since joining The Clarets in the summer of 2018 after two seasons with Newcastle United following a spell in the youth ranks of Manchester City.
A highly regarded central midfielder, Goodridge quickly became a regular in Burnley’s Under-23s, winning himself a professional contract and earning a place in the First Team during the 2018/19 pre-season schedule.
However, a serious knee injury curtailed his campaign early but following a successful operation and rehabilitation, he penned a contract extension and returned to action with a string of impressive performances in the Under-23s.
As a result, he was once again involved with First Team training and made the bench for the first time when Burnley travelled to Spurs in December 2019 before being in and around the senior squad once more during ‘Project Restart’ in June 2020.
Bluebirds boss Michael Jolley has once again used his contacts at Turf Moor to clinch a Deadline Day deal to bring the midfield ace to Cumbria until the end of current campaign.
Goodridge joins Burnley teammate Bobby Thomas at The Progression Solicitors Stadium and should go straight into contention for a debut when we host Cambridge United on Saturday.