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Burnley move to snap up Reid

BURNLEY have announced the signing of former Blackburn defender Steven Reid.

The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Premier League newcomers.

Reid was a free agent after being released by West Brom at the end of last season.

The former Republic of Ireland international (right) is the Clarets' fifth signing since they secured promotion following the arrivals of Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor at Turf Moor.

Manager Sean Dyche told the club's website, www.burnleyfootballclub.com: "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.

"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."