Lyle Foster makes Burnley debut in an FA Cup stalemate against Ipswich Town

Lyle Foster, Burnley@BurnleyOfficial
  • Foster signed by Burnley a couple of days ago
  • Came in as a sub in 0-0 draw against Ipswich in FA Cup tie
  • Championship debut might be next weekend

WHAT HAPPENED: The Championship leaders named Foster in the matchday squad for Saturday's meeting. However, he began on the bench with Jay Rodriguez starting.

AND WHAT IS MORE: The youngster was eventually introduced in the 67th minute, replacing Rodriguez.

Forster had one shot on target in the period he was on the pitch and completed 88 percent of his passes.

However, he was unable to help the team win and the two teams will meet again for a replay to decide the team that will make it to the next phase.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 22-year-old joined the Clarets a couple of days ago after impressing manager Vincent Kompany who is targeting promotion to the Premier League.

Saturday's match gave the fans a glimpse of what he will be bringing to the Championship side.

The attacker played for Orlando Pirates in his teen years before leaving for AS Monaco, Vitoria Guimaraes, KV Westerlo, and eventually Burnley.

He has also played on loan for Cercle Brugge and has represented South Africa at U17, U20, and U23 level before graduating to the senior team.

WHAT NEXT: Foster might make his Championship debut on February 4 against Norwich City.