Football: Burnley sign grandson of England World Cup winner

Burnley have signed the grandson of Ron Flowers, a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Harry Flowers caught the eye of Burnley's scouts while playing for Brocton in the ninth tier of English football.

"Harry is an old-school defender, he's really keen to do the basics very well and keep the ball out of our net," Burnley's development squad coach Michael Jolley said.

"Those are qualities we really like and we see some growth and potential in him."

The 20-year-old has a long way to go to emulate the achievements of his grandfather Ron, who earned 49 caps for England and starred for Wolves, winning the top-flight title three times and the FA Cup once.

He was non-playing member of Alf Ramsey's England squad when they lifted the World Cup on home soil and was eventually awarded a winners' medal in 2009 alongside others who had not featured in the starting line-up.