Burnley striker Long agrees Fleetwood loan

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler

HITC Sport understands the Burnley forward is set for Fleetwood loan move.

Reading's Michael Hector and Burnley's Chris Long in actionReading's Michael Hector and Burnley's Chris Long in action

Burnley striker Chris Long has agreed a loan move to Fleetwood Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in taking Long on loan this season, but Fleetwood have won the race for his signature.

The likes of Bolton, Coventry City and MK Dons all made enquiries for Long, but the England Under-20 international has opted to join Fleetwood after being impressed by new boss Uwe Rosler.

Chris Long celebrates scoring the second goal for BrentfordChris Long celebrates scoring the second goal for Brentford

Long joined Burnley last summer from Everton and made 11 appearances for the club as they won the Championship last season.

The 21-year-old is currently down the pecking order at Burnley and Clarets boss Sean Dyche is happy to loan him out so that he can continue his development with regular first-team football.

Chris Long scores the second goal for BrentfordChris Long scores the second goal for Brentford

Burnley will monitor Long's progress at Fleetwood with the player keen to go out on loan so that he play regularly to enable to him to make a push for Burnley's first-team upon his return to Turf Moor.

Long's arrival at Fleetwood will come as a big boost to Rosler having beaten off interest from several League One rivals to the player's signature, and he is set to go straight into the squad for this weekend's game with Scunthorpe

Fulham's Nikolay Bodurov (R) in action with Brentford's Chris LongFulham's Nikolay Bodurov (R) in action with Brentford's Chris Long

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