Altrincham manager Neil Young has added blistering pace to his attacking options by signing teenage striker Khius Metz on loan from Barclays Premier League returnees Burnley.
The 18-year old is described as being lightning quick and could have pursued a career in athletics after smashing Darren Campbell’s national schools record time in the 200 metres two years ago.
He opted for football, instead, and has made such a favourable impression at Turf Moor that, while seven other youngsters were released at the end of last season, he was offered new terms.
Burnley bosses sanctioned his loan move to Alty after feeling he would benefit from game time at a more senior level, and he goes straight into Young’s squad for tonight’s game against FC Halifax Town at The Shay.
Reflecting on his latest capture, Young said: “With his exceptional pace, Khius will give us that added dimension in forward areas that we have been trying to bring in.”
Already capped at under-19 level by the Republic of Ireland, Metz signed new terms at Burnley in March.