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Reid signs on for Burnley

Premier League new boys Burnley have signed former West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid.

The Republic of Ireland international, who became a free agent at the end of the season, is the fifth arrival at Turf Moor this summer.

Reid, 33, who has also played for Blackburn and QPR (on loan) follows Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor into the club after agreeing a one-year contract.

The move reunites Reid with manager Sean Dyche after the two played together during their time with Championship side Millwall.

"Steven is a very strong-minded professional who has had years in the Premier League so he has that bit of experience and know-how," said Dyche.

\"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.\"