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Last Updated: Friday, 31 August 2007, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK
Burnley recruit PNE's Alexander
Graham Alexander in action for Preston
Alexander is a hugely popular figure at Deepdale
Preston North End veteran defender Graham Alexander has signed for rivals Burnley after the two clubs agreed a 200,000 fee.

The 35-year-old, the club captain, has made more than 350 league appearances since joining North End in March 1999.

But Preston chairman Derek Shaw said: "We didn't particularly want to sell Graham but he has the comfort of a two-year contract at Burnley.

"And we feel that it is too good a deal to turn down."

606: DEBATE

Alexander joined Preston for 50,000 from Luton and has since become a Scotland international.

He is an immensely popular figure at Deepdale but Shaw added: "We have got Billy Jones waiting in the wings.

"He is 15 years younger and hopefully he is one of the best prospects at right-back."

Preston have also named summer signing Kevin Nicholls as their new captain.

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