Young Clarets defender links up with Guiseley

Harry Flowers in action against Nottingham Forest. Photo: Andy Ford/Burnley Football Club
Harry Flowers in action against Nottingham Forest. Photo: Andy Ford/Burnley Football Club

Harry Flowers has left Turf Moor to join National League side Guiseley.

The central defender, 21, has signed for the West Yorkshire club on a permanent basis to end a 10-month stay with the Clarets.

Flowers – the grandson of former England World Cup winner and Wolves legend Ron – moved to Burnley from Midland League Premier Division side Brocton.

He was a regular for the Clarets’ under-23 side this season but now gets the chance to pursue a first-team career with the Lions, who are battling to stay in non-league football’s top tier.

Flowers’ departure to Guiseley follows Alex Whitmore’s permanent switch to Chesterfield, as the Clarets allow some of their young players to try and make a mark elsewhere and open up opportunities for others at Turf Moor.