Clarets snare keeper Weaver

Burnley have strengthened their goalkeeping options with the capture of Nicky Weaver on a deal that runs until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old former Manchester City keeper has joined the Clarets on a free transfer after a short spell in Scotland with Dundee United.

"The chance to come back into the Premier League was something I couldn't turn down and hopefully it's longer than just for a few months," Weaver told the club's official website.

"Once I heard Burnley were interested then I pretty much made my mind up and the rest was formalities and I'm delighted to have signed here.

"There are 16 games left and a lot of points to play for and all the players will pull in the right direction to keep the club in the Premiership."

Clarets boss Brian Laws is hoping the experienced shot-stopper can challenge Brian Jensen for the number one jersey during the second half of the season.

He added:"In the Premier League you need experience in the goalkeeping position and Nicky is a player with an abundance of that. He has played at the highest level and it still only 30.

"He found himself going to Scotland but left the window open to come back to England and I think he will help support Brian and Diego (Penny).

"Once the window shuts, if either of those are injured that's what we have got, so it was important we strengthened in that area."

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