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Ireland’s Reid joins Premier League new boys Burnley

The versatile 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal and becomes the Clarets’ fifth summer signing.

Reid holds up the Burnley jersey.
Reid holds up the Burnley jersey.
Image: Twitter/Burnley FC

NEWLY-PROMOTED PREMIER League club Burnley have announced the signing of Irish international Steven Reid.

The 33-year-old, who began his career as a midfielder but has been been deployed as a full-back in recent years, has joined the Clarets on a free transfer after his contract with West Brom expired over the summer.

Reid, capped 23 times for Ireland, has signed a one-year deal and becomes Sean Dyche’s fifth signing after the arrivals of Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor.

“Steven is a very strong minded professional and he has had years in the Premier League so he has that bit of experience and know how,” Dyche told the club’s website.

I know him personally from his younger days at Millwall and he was a very solid pro then and he still is now, perhaps a more rounded version of what he was then.

“Along with Matty Taylor we want that experience in the building as well as the vibrancy in the team.

“Both of those players played in some really awkward games for West Brom and West Ham respectively and hopefully that experience can rub off on others.”

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