Burnley become latest club in Bamford’s nomadic career

Date published: Tuesday 30th August 2016 10:23 - James Marshment

Patrick Bamford: Striker counts Norwich among previous loan clubs

Burnley have announced the signing of striker Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.

The striker, who spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace and Norwich, made 13 Premier League appearances last term, scoring no goals.

He has also enjoyed temporary stints with MK Dons, Derby and Middlesbrough but is yet to make a senior appearance for his parent club.

Bamford arrives at Turf Moor after the club signed Steven Defour from Anderlecht for a fee in the region of £7.5million a fortnight ago and deals for Jamie Thomas, Robbie Leitch, Nick Pope and Johann Berg Gudmundsson earlier in the summer.

Bamford, a graduate of the Nottingham Forest Academy, caught the eye in the 2014-15 season when he scored 17 times in the Championship for Boro.

He also scored in a memorable FA Cup win at Manchester City that season but missed out on a European Championship spot with England Under-21s through injury.

He played in the Premier League with both Palace and Norwich last season but neither spell proved fruitful.

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