Andy Farrell praised the contribution of Mace Goodridge as the midfielder’s comeback went full circle.
Goodridge helped the U23s continue their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.
It was the 20-year-old’s first start in the Professional Development League since he faced the Owls almost exactly 12 months ago.
And Farrell was delighted with Goodridge’s performance following his recovery from knee surgery and only one previous start this term in the Lancashire FA Senior Cup.
“I’m pleased for him. He’s been out for a long while with his knee,” said assistant boss Farrell, who again took charge of the Clarets’ side.