Burnley add Daniel Lafferty

Eddie Howe
© PA Photos
Lancashire club Burnley complete the signing of 22-year-old defender Daniel Lafferty on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Burnley have confirmed the signing of Derry City defender Daniel Lafferty on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 22-year-old recently had a trial spell at Turf Moor and impressed enough to earn a contract.

No fee has been disclosed but it is believed that the Irish club were hoping to gain around £200,000 from letting Lafferty go.

The Northern Irishman has had a previous spell at Celtic and it was this pedigree that pleased Clarets boss Eddie Howe.

"He's had a good grounding at Celtic. You can see he's had a good education. He's got a lovely left foot and he loves to get forward," said Howe.

"He's a really good footballer and he fit very much into our philosophy. He's one for the future but is also in our thoughts for now."

Lafferty has made five appearances for the Northern Irish under-21s.

Related Video
Europa League
5pm
Krasnodar
vs
Wolfsburg
6pm
Rijeka
vs
Feyenoord
6pm
Standard Liege
vs
Sevilla
6pm
Lille
vs
Everton
6pm
Slovan Bratislava
vs
Sparta Prague
6pm
Young Boys
vs
Napoli
6pm
AaB
vs
Dynamo Kiev
6pm
Bucuresti
vs
Rio Ave
6pm
Dinamo Minsk
vs
Guingamp
6pm
PAOK
vs
Fiorentina
6pm
Trabzonspor
vs
Lokeren
8.05pm
Borussia M'bach
vs
Apollon Limassol
8.05pm
Villarreal
vs
FC Zurich
8.05pm
Club Brugge
vs
Copenhagen
8.05pm
Torino
vs
HJK
8.05pm
Partizan
vs
Besiktas
8.05pm
Spurs
vs
Asteras Tripolis
8.05pm
Celtic
vs
Astra
8.05pm
Salzburg
vs
Dinamo Zagreb
8.05pm
Estoril
vs
Dynamo Moscow
8.05pm
PSV
vs
Panathinaikos
8.05pm
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
vs
Qarabag FK
8.05pm
Inter Milan
vs
St Etienne
Major League Soccer
Tables