Burnley sign Tom Heaton on two year deal

SIGNED: Former Cardiff City and Bristol City keeper Tom Heaton
SIGNED: Former Cardiff City and Bristol City keeper Tom Heaton
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Burnley have today completed the signing of Bristol City keeper Tom Heaton on a two year deal with an option of an extra twelve months.

The former England U21 international is available on a free transfer and has become manager Sean Dyche’s first signing of the summer.

Bristol City manager Sean O’Driscoll told The Robin’s official site:

“We are obviously very disappointed to be losing Tom but we wish him all the best at Burnley and understand his reasons.

“Ever since I’ve been at the club, Tom has conducted himself with total professionalism and been a pleasure to work with, which is why, combined with his undoubted ability, we were keen to keep hold of him.

“To his credit, Tom has kept me fully informed with what has been going on with Burnley so we were always aware we might not be able to retain his services.

Heaton will officially sign for the Clarets on July 1st, 2013.

See Tuesday’s Burnley Express for more on this story.