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Bobby Burns was named on the bench for Northern Ireland last year but is still waiting on his first senior cap.

Bobby Burns was named on the bench for Northern Ireland last year but is still waiting on his first senior cap.

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New challenge: NI Under-21 ace Bobby Burns is relishing his move to League Two side Barrow

New challenge: NI Under-21 ace Bobby Burns is relishing his move to League Two side Barrow

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Bobby Burns was named on the bench for Northern Ireland last year but is still waiting on his first senior cap.

It's little surprise that the latest move in Bobby Burns' young career has been meticulously thought through.

The Northern Ireland Under 21 international has penned a two-year deal at newly-promoted League Two side Barrow AFC, who are returning to the Football League after a 48-year hiatus.

The 20-year-old joins from Hearts, who have recently been relegated from the Scottish Premiership. He reported back for pre-season training at Tynecastle last week and within hours, was told by new boss Robbie Neilson that a bid had been accepted.