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MATTHEW LOWTON
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  • MATTHEW LOWTON
  • DEFENDER

UPDATED 09:21 2nd August 2015

Matt became the first summer signing of 2015 when he joined on a three-year deal from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

The defender, signed in the immediate wake of Kieran Trippier's move to Spurs, made 82 appearances in all competitions for Villa during his three year spell in the Midlands, with 13 coming in the 2014/15 campaign.

The full-back picked up a niggle in pre-season, meaning fellow summer recruit Tendayi Darikwa started the season at right back.

Lowton made his first start for the Clarets in December 2015, and kept his shirt for the remainder of the campaign, helping Burnley to the summit of the Championship.

Lowton made 27 appearances in total for the Clarets in his debut season at Turf Moor.

Born in Chesterfield, Lowton joined Sheffield United’s academy in 2004 and progressed through the ranks before breaking into the Blades first team in 2010.

During his time at Bramall Lane, he gained experience out on loan at non-league outfit Sheffield and Hungarian side Ferencvaros, where he made 18 appearances.

He broke into United’s first-team with a string of impressive displays in the 2010-11 season and his first senior goal for the club came against the Clarets in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane in October, 2010.

With the Blades relegated to League One, he became integral to the side and made 55 appearances, as well as contributing 6 goals.

In July 2012, Lowton completed a multi-million pound move to Aston Villa, who were then under the stewardship of Paul Lambert, and made 44 appearances in his debut campaign in all competitions.

He netted his first league goal for the Midlands side in a 2-0 victory over Swansea City, but his time at Villa Park is perhaps best remembered for a phenomenal strike away at Stoke City in the same season.

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