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Bohs forward Madden gets Burnley trial

IRELAND U21 striker Paddy Madden could be on his way to England as Championship side Burnley have taken the Bohemians striker on trial.

Madden, 20, has attracted cross-channel interest for his form with Bohs and the Irish U21 side this season.

Celtic were keen on the Dubliner and made two offers to Bohs to sign the striker, but those deals were rejected after Madden failed to agree personal terms with the SPL side.

Now Burnley have joined the chase for Madden and the Finglas man yesterday joined the Clarets for a trial.

Bohs, desperate to raise funds in an effort to deal with debts, are keen to sell the player, who is expected to command an initial fee of £100,000.

But Clarets boss Brian Laws is under pressure after a run of just two wins from the past nine games.

Bohs hope to offload Madden and fellow striker Aaron Greene to British clubs when the transfer window opens next month.

The Gypsies addressed their financial plight at a meeting of the club's members last night and, while it's thought that an investor is willing to come on board and make a contribution to assist the the debt-ridden club, club members and supporters are being asked to contribute more to ensure the club can compete in the Premier Division next season.