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31 January 2017

BURTON Albion have signed Burnley winger Michael Kightly on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old has made nine appearances for The Clarets this season with five of those coming in the Barclays Premier League.

The winger has scored 62 goals in 266 career appearances which started back in 2003 with Southend United before going on to represent Farnborough, Grays Athletic, Wolves, Watford, Stoke and most-recently Burnley.

Kightly has been part of two teams that have gone on to win the Sky Bet Championship. He represented Wolves in the 2008/09 season when they won the league with 90 points. He also achieved a first-placed finish with Burnley during the 2015/16 season.

Nigel Clough said: "Michael has great experience at this level that he can bring to the squad. We are fortunate to get a player of his quality, and somebody that has played in the Premier League. It gives us good options going forward. I don't think we've had an out and out wide man on the right for a while. He compliments what we've already got in the squad more than anything else."

Michael Kightly said: "Every footballer wants to play games and I'm not different. Burnley have been on a great run and doing well so I've not had many opportunities. Hopefully I can come to Burton and show people at Burton what I can do - I'm looking forward to that. Playing football is what I want to do. I'm looking forward to knuckling down and working hard and trying to get into the Burton team."

Michael will wear squad number 28. He will not be eligible to face Fulham tomorrow evening.

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