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Youth Round-Up: Delfouneso Moves to Burnley

Nathan Delfouneso has joined Championship side Burnley on-loan for the remainder of the season.

Nathan Delfouneso will be looking to fire Burnley back into the Premier League

The 20-year-old has made over 40 appearances for Aston Villa during his career and scored eight goals, but he is now seeking to lead Burnley back into the Premier League.

For England, his first taste of action came back in 2006, as an U16 player in the Victory Shield competition and he has also represented the Young Lions at U17 level. But it has undoubtedly been with the U19s where his goalscoring took off and, along with his rise to prominence at Villa Park, this led to him receiving a call-up to Stuart Pearce’s Under-21 squad.

Meanwhile The Football Association has announced that over 250,000 people have passed FA Learning coaching courses across the country since the current programme’s formation in 2001.

Gareth Southgate is ecstatic with the news.

Latest figures show that almost 10,000 coaches have taken an interest in youth football and passed the Level One course since the start of the 2010/11 football season while over 7,000 coaches have developed their knowledge further on the Age Appropriate Youth Award Modules.

In the FA Youth Cup, Sheffield United progress to the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Chelsea have secured a place in the final four after beating Watford 2-1 at home and Aston Villa thrashed Middlesbrough 3-1 to book their place in the semi finals.

Liverpool and Manchester United will thrash it out on Sunday for the final place in the semis.

The winner will face Chelsea to see who can reach the final.

Keep updated with The Youth Radar for all the latest Youth football news.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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