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Mace Goodridge desperate to make up for lost time at Burnley

Mace Goodridge is desperate to make an impact at Burnley.

The teenage midfielder saw a cruciate knee ligament injury cruelly ended his campaign last season and required surgery last November.

But Goodridge has recovered from knock-backs before in a fledgling career that has already seen him experience Academy football with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Newcastle United.

“I was at Manchester City from a young age and ended up on not getting my scholarship at City at 16, which was one of the first major set-backs I had to deal with," Goodridge explained to the club's website.

“I bounced back from that and ended up getting quite a few scholarship offers.

“I decided to take one at Newcastle and I quite enjoyed my time there, but I didn't really get many opportunities to progress and I found it quite hard living away from home.

“I didn't get another contract at Newcastle, so that was another set-back. Then the first club I came to on trial was Burnley and I felt at home straight away and felt I really settled in and that's brought me to where I am today."

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