Anderson signs for Clarets
Burnley have secured the capture of Russell Anderson from Sunderland on a season-long loan.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 26/08/08 3:43pm
Burnley have secured the capture of defender Russell Anderson from Sunderland on a season-long loan.
The Scotland international has struggled for first-team football at the Stadium of Light since signing from Aberdeen 12 months ago and will now embark on his second spell in the Championship, after spending time at Plymouth Argyle last term.
Anderson will initially join the Clarets on an emergency loan and, subject to clearance, could make his bow in Tuesday evening's Carling Cup second round tie against Oldham Athletic.
Manager Owen Coyle said on the club's official website: "We are delighted to add Russell to the squad.
"We have been chasing him for a while, but obviously the finances involved, along with a couple of other things, did not make it possible until now.
"He is a player I have full admiration for. I remember him at Aberdeen, where he was held in such high esteem that Sunderland eventually paid £1million for his services.
"Unfortunately, he had no sooner signed than he picked up an injury and obviously he ended up finding it hard to get back into Roy Keane's side.
"But there is no doubting the quality he has. We have seen him at close quarters and he did well on loan at Plymouth last season and he will be a tremendous acquisition."