Jason Shackell is (finally) a Claret

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Jamie Smith July 5, 2012
That's fair enough. I actually hope Shackell is given the ... 3 years ago

Burnley have signed Derby County defender Jason Shackell on a four-year deal for a fee thought to be around the £1.2m mark.

The 28-year-old arrives at the club after just a year at County. He had been a target for Eddie Howe last summer but went to Pride Park and ended the season there as captain.

Nigel Clough appeared unwilling to let him go originally, but in the face of offers above £1 million, was left with little choice but to cash in on the Club’s main asset to rebuild his team.

A strong leader, Shackell will boost Burnley’s defensive options alongside Michael Duff, Ben Mee and David Edgar after Leon Cort and Clarke Carlisle left the Club last season.

He was named Barnsley’s player of the season in 2010/11 and runner up for Derby last term.

He is Burnley’s third signing this season after Luke O’Neill arrived from Mansfield Town and George Porter signed from Leyton Orient.

We’ll have more on Jason Shackell’s arrival later on.

What do you make of the deal? Comment below.

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith

    So pleased this is done. Bit of a statement of intent and a proven quality defender in a key position where we’ve lacked a solid player for a while. Has captained Derby as well, so no surprise if he’s made the skipper.

  • KP

    Great news – exactly the type of signing we needed. Now is it greedy for me to want a tough central midfielder too?

    • Jamie Smith
      Jamie Smithin reply to KP

      I agree we need a midfielder, but one with a bit of poise, rather than bite. Plenty of energy about with Marney, McCann and Bartley.

      • KPin reply to Jamie Smith

        That’s fair enough. I actually hope Shackell is given the captaincy to allow McCann to concentrate on his own game

  • Mike Mada

    Looks a great buy – a new captain?

    • Kevin Robinson
      Kevin Robinsonin reply to Mike Mada

      I hope so!