April 4, 2012
AUCKLAND – Seventeen year old Cameron Howieson is the latest kiwi to play in the second tier English Championship after making his debut this morning for Burnley.
The former Young All White, a product of Mosgiel AFC and the Asia-Pacific Football Academy in Christchurch, came on as a 85th minute substitute for Northern Irish international Josh McQuoid in the 1-3 loss to Birmingham City at Turf Moor.
Howieson, who represented New Zealand at 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, recently signed professional terms with the Lancashire club, putting pen to paper on a two and a half year deal after reportedly attracting interest from Premiership clubs.
The midfielder was also on the bench for Sunday’s 5-1 win over Portsmouth but didn’t take the field.
Burnley are currently 16th in the Championship, safely clear of the relegation zone.
Howieson has impressed for the Burnley academy this season, helping them to the semi final of the FA Youth Cup where they lost 3-1 on aggregate to Blackburn.