George Green

Aug 11th 2016: Kilmarnock have taken midfielder George Green on a six-month loan deal from Burnley.

Green, 20, may be involved in Saturday's visit to Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership, subject to international clearance.

He made headlines as a 15-year-old, with Everton agreeing a fee with Bradford City that was reported to potentially rise to £2m.

Green has represented England at U16, 17 and 18 level. 

After failing to break into the first team at Goodison Park, a move to Oldham followed in 2015 but he terminated that contract and dropped into non-league football before Burnley picked him up in January.

"It's a good feeling knowing I can play competitive football, I've been given a chance and I want to prove myself," he told the Kilmarnock website.

"The manager (Lee Clark) was a big selling point. I want to play as many games as I can and do well for the club." 

News & Quotes:

Aug 19th 2016: "I want to play Premier League,  I want to play for my country. Those are the two main goals everyone looks at when playing football and I think I can do it."
 
I've gone from having so much to having so little, I needed that realisation in my life. It slapped me right round the face and taught me a lesson in life. It has taken time, more than it might some other people, but I have matured.  It was at the time, but people have to understand that your Wayne Rooneys, Gascoignes, they are one in a million and unfortunately I didn't turn out to be that one in a million," the former England Under-18 international admitted.
 
But it doesn't mean I can't still be a very good player and reach a potential that I know I can. I've put it right behind me now and started a new page in my career. I've got a little girl now and settled down and I know where my head's at.
 
I let my feet do the talking and don't let my emotions get the best of me. It still does sometimes, but I'm learning to curb that and, if I can keep the negativity out of my life, you do feel it on the pitch. I've still not got back up to where I want to be yet, so I'm still in that progress stage, but I know for a fact I'm going to get back there, There's a long way to go, but I know I can do it."
 
On Burnley team-mate Luke Hendrie : "He was at Bradford with me when I was 15 and his dad was my coach when I was at Bradford as well, Obviously, we took different paths. He went to Manchester United and I went to Everton and we've met in the middle again. 
 
On his Killie Debut: "It's not under-21 football, It's competitive, men's football, which is something I need to progress in my career.  Lee Clark is a great coach and I love working under him. But I want to do well here and get into Burnley's Premier League squad."

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