New Mariners’ boss Ian Holloway looks set to raid Turf Moor again with a second loan signing of the January transfer window.
Holloway has already brought in Clarets’ left back Anthony Glennon on loan until the end of the season and now looks set to seal a similar deal for another highly-rated Burnley youngster.
The Mariners are set to bring in Clarets’ midfielder Josh Benson on loan until the end of the campaign, according to our sources in Lancashire.
The 20-year-old joined the Clarets in July 2018 after ending a two-year scholarship with Arsenal.
The play-maker had been with the Gunners’ Academy since under-nine level.
Benson impressed in training and in a handful of games for the Clarets’ under-23s in the latter stages of the 2017/18 season to earn a professional deal at Turf Moor.
A stand-out player for the Under-23s during the 2018/19 campaign, the central midfield man was named as a substitute for the Clarets’ Premier League game at Manchester United at the end of January, 2019.
A hamstring injury then ruled him out of the closing weeks of the campaign as he missed the run-in to the U23s’ campaign as they came up just short in their league and cup campaigns.
Benson is likely to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s home fixture with Exeter City.