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Celtic defender Danny Fox agrees Burnley deal

Celtic full-back Danny Fox
Fox spent just six months at Celtic

Burnley have completed the signing of Celtic left-back Danny Fox for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-and-a-half year contract.

The 23-year-old made his Scotland debut in November having previously played for England Under-21s.

He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Celtic in July after leaving Coventry for an undisclosed fee, thought to be about £1.5m.

Burnley are believed to have offered Celtic £1.8m for Fox.

He was one of two defenders to leave Celtic Park on Friday, with captain and fellow Scotland international Stephen McManus moving to Middlesbrough on loan.

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray has signed two central defenders during the January transfer window, Jos Hooiveld arriving from AIK Stockholm for about £2m and Thomas Rogne from Stabaek.

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But Lee Naylor is once again Celtic's most experienced left-back, with right-backs Mark Wilson and Paul Caddis, plus central defender Darren O'Dea, providing cover.

Former Everton trainee Fox played more than 100 games for Walsall between 2005 and 2008 before a successful 18-month spell with Coventry attracted the attentions of the Glasgow club.

Fox started 22 games for the Scottish club but had recently found his first-team opportunities limited under Mowbray.

He will not be involved in Saturday's Premier League match against Chelsea at Turf Moor.

New Burnley manager Brian Laws also signed central defender Leon Cort from Premier League rivals Stoke City for £1.5m on Wednesday.

He has also added goalkeeper Nicky Weaver to his squad after his short-term contract with Dundee United came to an end.



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Celtic keen on West Brom's Koren
29 Jan 10 |  Celtic
Celtic's McDonald signs for Boro
01 Feb 10 |  Celtic
McManus completes Boro loan move
29 Jan 10 |  Celtic
Burnley swoop for keeper Weaver
27 Jan 10 |  Burnley
Cort completes switch to Burnley
27 Jan 10 |  Burnley
McManus & Fox may stay - Mowbray
26 Jan 10 |  Celtic
Celtic fail in bids for defenders
24 Jan 10 |  Celtic


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