Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Boyd set for Burnley move

Hull manager Steve Bruce expects forward George Boyd to sign for Burnley after allowing him to hold talks with the Clarets.

Scotland international Boyd joined the Tigers midway through their promotion campaign in 2012/13 and featured intermittently in the Barclays Premier League last season, as well as coming off the bench in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.

But he is now well down the pecking order and has been offered the chance of a key role at Turf Moor.

Boyd is expected to cost around £3million.

"It looks like Boydy will go to Burnley. We allowed George to speak to Burnley and personally I wish him well," said Bruce after his side lost 2-1 at Aston Villa.

"He got an offer of a three or four year contract at Burnley and the chance to play.

"But I've been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy."

Bruce also confirmed the signing of Cork City defender Brian Lenihan, although the 20-year-old is likely to go straight into the club's development squad rather than challenging for a first-team place.

"Lenihan is done and dusted. He's one for the future," added Bruce.

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