Date: 24th July 2009 at 11:13am
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Partick Thistle will complete the loan signing of young Clarets striker Wes Fletcher this weekend on a six-month deal.



Wes was born in Ormskirk and was originally on Liverpool’s books before joining the Clarets in 2007 after being spotted playing for Lancashire.

The 18-year-old striker scored 26 goals at youth level for Burnley last season and was rewarded with a professional contract.

Wes will be hoping to impress at Firhill and get some valuable experience playing for the Irn Bru First Division club.

Jags manager Ian McCall, a close friend of Burnley gaffer Owen Coyle said about the deal:

‘We hope he can come in and launch a decent challenge to get into the first-team.He has a short spell of time to impress, and if he can come in and show what he can do, it will be good for all of us.Hopefully Thistle can benefit from that and the boy gets a few goals, I am sure Wes will relish the chance to play regular first-team football.I don’t expect the deal to go through in time to allow him to play any part against Airdrie tomorrow, but I am hopeful that he’ll be involved when we play Kilmarnock in a friendly next week.’