Burnley agree strategic partnership with Dundee FC

Burnley have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Scottish Premiership side Dundee FC.

The clubs’ respective owners ALK Capital and Football Partners Scotland have entered into a relationship to promote player development between the teams, work together on shared initiatives and support local communities.

Burnley youngsters Dara Costelloe and Owen Dodgson have joined the Scottish side on loan this month as the first example of the pair working together to develop emerging talent.

While it offers Burnley the opportunity to get youngsters first-team minutes, they could also take advantage of Dundee’s academy prospects. Lyall Cameron, Josh Mulligan and Finlay Robertson were all capped by Scotland Under 21’s in 2023.

“We are thrilled to embark on this new journey with Dundee FC, who like Burnley, share a rich history and passionate fanbase,” said Burnley owner and chairman Alan Pace.

“This relationship enhances our collective strength and will bring about some fantastic opportunities for shared growth and success.

“The Scottish Premiership is an excellent proving ground to progress young and emerging talent, as well as providing a potential gateway to European competition.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with Dundee FC and creating meaningful mutual and lasting impacts both on and off the pitch.”

Both teams are operating in the top tier of their respective leagues, but while Dundee hold European ambitions, Burnley sit 19th in the Premier League and face a huge battle to survive.

Dundee chairman, Tim Keyes, added: “Joining forces with a club of this stature is a real statement of intent and one which we hope will support our journey towards greater heights in the future.”


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