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Forward Burke joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

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Forward Burke joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

Graham Burke will get his first taste of competitive league football after his loan move to Shrewsbury Town was finalised this afternoon.

Burke will now join the League One outfit on a youth loan until January.

The nature of a youth team means he can play for the Shrews but also train and play for Villa's Development Squad too.

The 19-year-old striker made his first senior appearances for Villa last term, coming on as a substitute in the Capital One Cup games against Tranmere Rovers and Bradford.

He played a pivotal role in Villa's NextGen Series triumph, with his two penalties in the final against Chelsea sealing a memorable European success for Tony McAndrew's team.

The academy graduate also finished the NextGen Series as joint top scorer.

Earlier in the summer, Burke and fellow Republic of Ireland youth internationals Michael Drennan and Samir Carruthers signed new two-year contracts.

The Dublin-born attacker has featured regularly for the first team during pre-season after joining Paul Lambert's squad midway through their Germany training camp.

Now he is looking to further his football education at the New Meadow under the tutelage of former Villa boss Graham Turner.  

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By @AVFCOfficial 8th August 2013
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