Hearts fans will no doubt have been pleased for former Jambo Jimmy Dunne as he made his long-awaited Burnley debut midweek.

The Irish defender is a highly-thought of prospect at Turf Moor, although he has spent plenty of time away from Sean Dyche’s first-team.

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Jimmy Dunne has made his Burnley debut. (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Dunne started out at Manchester United before his move to Burnley in 2016, aged 18. Since then he has spent time at Accrington Stanley, Barrow, Hearts, Sunderland and Fleetwood Town.

At Tynecastle he endeared himself to the Gorgie crowds, and whilst he only spent six months in the SPFL, Dunne made a huge impression in his 14 maroon appearances.

Now the 22-year-old has finally got his chance at Burnley. Whilst involved with several first-team squads recently, he hasn’t had a shot of senior action, but that changed in the Carabao Cup.

He featured as Burnley drew 1-1 with Sheffield United, progressing via a 5-4 penalty shootout victory. Hearts fans would love him back at Tynecastle, but they’ll be equally pleased if he can now make a dent in Burnley’s Premier League plans.

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