Mark Cooper has completed his second signing of the January transfer window after striking a deal to bring in Burnley defender Anthony Glennon on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 22-year-old is most comfortable on the left side of defence and has been with the Premier League outfit since the summer of 2018 having originally come through the ranks at Liverpool.
Glennon, who played alongside England's Trent Alexander-Arnold for Croxteth Park in his youth, was on the books at Liverpool from Under-6 level and went right through their Academy to star for the Under-18s under Steven Gerrard.
Having been released from Anfield at the end of 2017/18, he was quickly snapped up by Burnley after catching the eye during a short trial and he’s made big progress at Turf Moor since then.
Glennon captained Burnley’s Under-23s and his form was rewarded with place on the bench for The Clarets’ Premier League game against Manchester City in April 2019.
After signing a contract extension, Glennon led the Under-23s on an impressive run at the start of 2019/20 before being allowed to join Grimsby Town on loan where he delivered a number of standout performances before the season was curtailed due to COVID-19.
Last term, the talented defender was part of Sean Dyche’s First Team squad, making a couple of appearances from the bench before being handed a full debut in the FA Cup against Bournemouth.
With Bluebirds star Joe Grayson currently out of action with an Achilles problem, boss Mark Cooper was keen to strengthen at the back and highly rated Glennon immediately became a target.
The defender has been handed squad number 19 and, subject to clearance, will go straight into contention for his debut in Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Barnsley.