New signing Matt Lowton today described his move to Burnley as a “no-brainer”.
The Aston Villa right back, 26, has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor to replace Spurs-bound Kieran Trippier.
And Lowton, who had two years remaining on his deal with the Villains, insisted he had eyes on a quick return to the top flight with the Clarets.
He said: “Things went pretty quickly from when Burnley showed a bit of interest. Straight away I said yes because I just want to go and play football every week.
“It’s been a little frustrating lately but the manager here said I’d play a lot of football and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“I had two years left on my contract, but I haven’t played enough football in the last year and I’ve worked hard growing up to be a footballer.
“I don’t want to come on a Saturday and watch other players do it.
“There were a few clubs interested, but Burnley belong in the Premier League and hopefully I can come in and help us get back up.”
Lowton, whose career began at Sheffield United, added: “I knew Kieran Trippier was leaving and there was a space where I play, so it was a bit of a no-brainer really to come and play football for a team that is pushing for promotion.
“I had a fantastic experience at Villa and the first season I was there I played pretty much every minute of every game.
“I got so much experience up there with the players I played alongside and the managers and coaches.
“Although it hasn’t worked out in the end as much as I would have liked, the experience I have gained there has been priceless and hopefully I can take that into next season.”