Burnley complete transfer of Steven Reid | Barclays Premier League

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Monday 07 July 2014

Reid completes free transfer to Burnley

Right-back signs one-year deal with Burnley as Sean Dyche's fifth signing this summer

  • Steven Reid has played for Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion in the BPL

Steven Reid has become Burnley's fifth signing of the summer after agreeing a one-year deal at Turf Moor.

The 33-year-old right-back, who was a free agent after his release by West Bromwich Albion this summer, joins Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor in signing for the Clarets as they build for next season's Barclays Premier League campaign.

"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," Burnley manager Sean Dyche told www.burnleyfootballclub.com.

"Steven is a very strong minded professional"
Sean 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."

Reid began his career at Millwall, making his first-team debut at 17, before signing for Blackburn Rovers in 2003, where he made 113 Barclays Premier League appearances and scored six goals in seven seasons.

He moved to West Brom in 2010, initially on loan, and after helping the Baggies to win promotion to the Barclays Premier League, he signed on a permanent deal. Reid made 72 top-flight appearances for West Brom before the expiry of his contract this summer.

Burnley begin their schedule of pre-season friendlies against Austrian side Grossklein on 20 July. They kick off their Barclays Premier League campaign at home to Chelsea on 16 August.

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