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Shackell Signs In!

Shackell Signs In!

28 year old defender, Jason Shackell has signed for the Clarets for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £1,1 million. Shackell has been one of Eddie Howe`s targets for sometime but at one point Derby County look determined to hold on their centre back and captain with reports that the club had turned down two bids from Burnley reported to be about £800k-£1m.

Burnley have managed to stave off the challenge from both Cardiff City and Leicester City in order to capture their man. The former Barnsley, Wolves and Norwich defender has signed a four year contract and will be available for the first pre-season training session which starts this Friday.

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Date:Thursday July 5 2012
Time: 7:23AM


Excellent signing and the first one of the summer with proven ability in the Championship [Edited by turfmanphil]
05/07/2012 07:25:00
Wow! To sign a valued and respected player from a club in a city the size of Derby is an achievement. I must ask my Rams-in-law what they think about this, and to get more context.
Couch Potato
05/07/2012 07:36:00
Should help to consolidate our position in the Championship until Eddies young guns get us in the Prem.
05/07/2012 07:44:00
Lets be honest it is a shocking signing for all those who seem to like writing we have no ambition. As for me I think we could just have a ready made skipper and now it is up to Edgar, Duff and Mee to fill the CD No 2 spot. Maybe we will sell more season tickets now lol :)
05/07/2012 07:52:00
I dont think we have ENOUGH ambition but I still called this an excellent signing. Sorry to disappoint VR! ;-) One swallow does not make a summer..and neither does one swallow with a few swallow chicks waiting to become adults!
05/07/2012 08:01:00
Good signing this. My Donny mate tells me he is an excellent player, one of th ebest in the championship. I cannot remember seeing him play. I would imagine it will be shackell + Mee/Edgar as first choice next season.
05/07/2012 08:43:00
You win nowt with kids , rings a bell!
Bernie Lee
05/07/2012 11:55:00
Great signing. (Makes a change to sign a player from the same level we play in instead of kids from the conference and league 1 and 2) We will have competition for places at centre back which is what we need to keep players on their toes. Dead pleased.
Grimsby Claret
05/07/2012 12:20:00
A few days ago I had this one down as all but over, so fair play to Eddie for reigniting our chances and getting it over the line. Jason Shackell was always the biggest and most important signing we had to make, so to have made it so early is a bonus. We have really needed a big name center back with experience, so things are looking well for the new season. A couple of midfielders and we could have a chance.
05/07/2012 13:36:00
Chuffed! Well done Eddie.
Brompton Claret
05/07/2012 14:31:00
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