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Burnley sign defender Eckersley

Richard Eckersley
Eckersley made four substitute appearances during his United career

Burnley have signed Manchester United reserve team defender Richard Eckersley on a four-year deal.

The 20-year-old turned down a new contract at Old Trafford but the Clarets will have to pay compensation to United because of the player's age.

He made his debut as a second-half substitute in an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Tottenham in January.

The first of his two Premier League appearances came three days later as a substitute against West Brom.


The right-back is Burnley's fifth summer signing after the arrivals of Tyrone Mears, Steven Fletcher, David Edgar and Brian Easton.

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Burnley tie up Easton transfer
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Burnley bring in defender Edgar
01 Jul 09 |  Burnley
Burnley capture Fletcher for 3m
30 Jun 09 |  Burnley
Burnley complete Mears transfer
30 Jun 09 |  Burnley

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