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Boyd Happy To Wing In

1 September 2014

George Boyd admitted he was delighted to join Burnley after a whirlwind move saw him sign a three-year deal at Turf Moor.

The former Hull City winger experienced success with Hull City last season as they stayed in the Premier League and reached an FA Cup final against Arsenal.

Now, Scotland international Boyd is hoping to help the Clarets achieve their top-flight goals this season.

The 28-year-old said: “I’m delighted to be here, it’s a big league the Premier League and it’s where everyone wants to play so I can’t wait to get started.

“As soon I heard about the interest and spoke to the gaffer here it was a no-brainer for me.

“I think Turf Moor is an intimidating place to come for any away team, and we can use that atmosphere to make it a difficult place for teams to come.

“We did really well last year at Hull to stay in the league and get to an FA Cup final and I think to stay up will be the aim here too.

“There is a lot of experience in the squad and once you have had a taste of the Premier League it’s where you want to stay.

“We didn’t have too many players who had played in the top-flight before last year at Hull but the longer the season goes on the more you enjoy it.”

Boyd, who will now join up with his Clarets team-mates in training later this week, can play in a multitude of positions.

However, asked where he can contribute best, he added: “I think winger is my best position but I’ll take anywhere to get in the team to be honest.

“Obviously though I’ll have to work hard and show I’m worth a place in the team first.

“I like to score goals as well as create, so hopefully I can bring that to the team. The hardest thing to do in this league is score goals but we’ve got the players to do that and stay in this league.”

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