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Burnley chasing League of Ireland duo

Burnley boss Owen Coyle is chasing Irish pair Kevin Long and Enda Stevens.

The News of the World says the Premier League new-boys watched Cork City's Long and St Patricks' Stevens in action on Friday night and will make another check on Long when Cork play Sligo on Monday night.

Owen Coyle is preparing to table bids as he looks to bolster his squad in January to keep the Clarets scrapping for points in the top flight.

Long, 19, is a centre-back with a growing reputation in Ireland and has already had a trial with Preston.

St Pat's star Stevens was signed from UCD and has performed with distinction at left-back whilst also representing his country at Under-18 level.

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