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KIGHTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING STARTED WITH THE BREWERS

31 January 2017

BURTON Albion left it late to make a signing on deadline day, but Michael Kightly joins on loan until the end of the season.

The Burnley winger admits that deadline day is a funny day, and that the deal went through pretty quickly but is happy to join a club like Burton Albion.

He said: "Deadline day is a bit of a funny day you don't know what is going to happen. I didn't get told I could leave until late last night so it was a bit of a rush but obviously its nice to get a club like Burton and I'm looking forward to playing some football because I've not done that much recently."

The 31-year-old has played eight games this season, but wants to play regular football so is hoping he can do just that with the Brewers: "Every footballer wants to play games and I'm not different," said Kightly "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 has played over 250 games in his career, majority in the Premier League and the Championship so he is hoping he can use his on-field and off-field experience to keep Nigel Clough's men in the division.

He said: "I have been promoted from the Championship three times so I know the league pretty well. I've been fortunate enough not to be in relegation battle but I'm sure I can use that experience that I have got in the Championship in this situation and hopefully I can help on and off the field at the club. I'm really excited and looking forward to getting going really."

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