Gaffer swoops for reunion with Potters winger
Sean Dyche insisted he has signed proven quality following the arrival on loan of Stoke City wide man Michael Kightly.
The former Wolves winger will join up with his new Turf Moor team mates on Thursday after sealing a season-long loan deal from the Britannia Stadium.
Kightly on target for Wolves v Burnley in 2007
And Clarets boss Dyche, who worked with Kightly while in charge at former club Watford, believes the 27-year-old will prove a valuable addition to his tight-knit quad.
Dyche said: “Firstly, we must thank Stoke City and Mark Hughes for allowing their player to come and join us.
“I know Michael well, having have worked with him before, and he is a player with really good energy.
“Married with that is his obvious quality, both in terms of scoring goals and being a supplier from out wide.
“He has a lot of experience behind him, including games in the Premier League, and is a player I think can help us to progress further as a team.”
Dyche, who has taken advantage of the international break to take his players on a two-day bonding trip to Scotland, added; “We used Michael out wide before, but he has great quality and ability, so it wouldn’t surprise me if we can use him in a number of roles.
“Carrying a small squad, versatility is always key, but the main thing here is that we have to consider a player of his quality coming to our club.
“There were a lot of other clubs who thought they could land him and he has chosen us, which is great, especially having worked with us before and knowing how we operate.
“Now he wants to come and enjoy himself at Burnley and play some football.”
Our Clarets Player channel will carry the first interview with Michael later this week.
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