McQuoid joins Burnley on loan

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MILLWALL striker Josh McQuoid has sealed a loan move to Championship rivals Burnley.

The Northern Ireland international will remain at Turf Moor for the next three months, where he will link up with former boss Eddie Howe.

McQuoid was on the verge of rejoining AFC Bournemouth last week, but the Lions pulled the plug on the deal after missing out on the signing of Barnsley striker Danny Haynes.

And despite claims that McQuoid would be unable to leave The Den until boss Kenny Jackett could source a suitable replacement, the 22-year-old has been cleared to join Burnley ahead of their Championship clash with Derby tomorrow.

Millwall will be able to recall McQuoid after 28 days of the loan has passed, whilst he will be ineligible to face the Lions when they face the Clarets on February 25.

Eddie Howe told Burnley's official website: "He [McQuoid] is a very talented young player who did really well for me at Bournemouth and scored a lot of goals and deservedly got a move to a higher level. I'm delighted to have him with us.

"He's a versatile type of forward. He can play anywhere across the front line and he can play wide as well, which adds to his attractiveness for us.

"He's quick, athletic and he's got a good attitude as well, so I hope he will do well for us."



3 thoughts on “McQuoid joins Burnley on loan

  • January 20, 2012 at 14:44

    This might be a good move for both Millwall and Josh McQuoid. He has not had a consistent run in the team, He has fallen down the pecking order since he arrived and now that Batt is back he is now our sixth choice striker behind Kane, Henderson, Batt, Marquis and N'Guessan.

    Going to Burnley might help him and Millwall and if he performs he can come back to us with a bit of confidence or Burnley may look to get him on a Permanent basis, that will bring in funds for us to bring in another player to either replace or strengthen in another area.

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  • January 21, 2012 at 09:06

    By all accounts he needs games to get match fit again and firing, with this in mind he has to go on loan as we are not in a position to be helping back players to fitness, the squad, performance and points on the board come well before that. I think it will be good for josh and who knows if he does well burnley will make an offer and instead of us accepting it we can get him back to the den and utilise what he has learnt just like other teams have done to us over the years when we have loaned there players. He will be gutted in a way i think not to be given a chance to partner Henderson because lets face it every striker at the club would want henderson along side them feeding them the ball. Mr Gallen is right to be excited about the Kane -Hendo partnership, i know i am and because of Kane's impact i think it has only cemented josh's move away from the club on loan. The return of Batt and hopefully a further striker to arrive in this transfer window and (say it quietly) just maybe we will have the firepower to pull away from the trouble we find ourselves in, whether its the right move for Josh Mcqoid or not it's certainly the right move for the club.

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