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LOAN: First year pros head out on loan

Barnes and Lightfoot join Kendal Town

29 August 2020

First-year professionals Charlie Barnes and Liam Lightfoot have today joined Kendal Town on a half-season loan deal which keeps them at Parkside Road with the Northern Premier League Division One North West outfit until January 2021.

Barnes, 18, is a dynamic right-sided player who earned his first professional deal this summer following the successful completion of his scholarship with the club. 

Lightfoot, also 18, is a midfielder who converted from central defence during his scholarship with Eric Kinder's youth team. Strong in the tackle, he breaks play up and can spot a pass as he works hard for the team.

Assistant manager Gavin Skelton said: "This is a good opportunity for both lads to go out and play some first team football at a good level. 

"It works well for all parties, the lads will still train with us on a day-to-day basis and will also be available for reserve games and friendlies, should they be needed. 

"The main thing for them is that they get to play a game on a Saturday. Myself and Mark Birch will get along to watch as many games as possible, so we can monitor their progress, and I'm sure they'll enjoy playing for a great local club." 

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