Date: 9th July 2008 at 11:30pm
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A trialist was put through his paces for the Clarets during their first day of training in Cary, North Carolina.

Eagle eyed Clarets had spotted a new Number 22 in the training pics provided by Jarrett Campbell,the founder of the Carolina RailHawks Independent Supporters Club and also now the Official Site.

Here is a relevant photo:

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Coyle explained: ‘We had a young American kid in that I have been aware of for a few months.

‘He will spend a few days training with us and he acquitted himself very well on his first day.

‘I don’t want to be mentioning names because whenever the names leak out it only alerts other teams, but he is a very gifted footballer and we will see what the next few days bring.’

Our actual Number 22 of course is Besart Berisha and Owen Coyle had this to say about his winger:

“Besart is due to join up tonight after the saga of his visa application, so we will have at least one of the boys here, but unfortunately not Diego.”