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Former duo who helped Owls to playoffs take up coaching roles at Burnley

Former Sheffield Wednesday duo Ross Wallace and David Jones have both taken up coaching roles at Premier League side Burnley, the Clarets’ official website confirm,

Wallace, 35, and Jones, 36, both retired from football last year.

The duo were on the books at Sheffield Wednesday at the same time, with Wallace joining the Owls in 2015 while Jones moved to Hillsborough in the summer of 2016.

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Both players were regulars under former Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal and helped the Owls to a fourth place finish after a playoff final defeat the year before.

Wednesday, however, lost in the semi-finals on penalties to Huddersfield Town.

Jones left Wednesday at the end of his three-year contract having made 57 Championship appearances for the club. He went on to join Oldham Athletic before retiring.

Wallace, meanwhile, left in 2018 and later had spells at League One side Fleetwood Town and then St Mirren in his native Scotland before calling it a day.

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Now, according to Burnley’s official website, the duo have returned to Turf Moor where they will take on coaching roles in the club’s academy which has Category One status.

Burnley have brought through some decent young players in recent years, with Dwight McNeil the pick of the bunch and now rated at a whopping £50 million (The Sun).

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