Burnley snap up Oster
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley have moved to snap up Welsh midfielder John Oster.Burnley have moved to snap up John Oster after he was released by Sunderland.
The Clarets tied up the deal on Friday, but have now confirmed the signing of the Wales international.
Steve Cotterill knows the player from his time at Sunderland and believes that he is capable of bringing the best out of the winger.
Oster's past season has been blighted by controversy - with a successful loan spell at Leeds cut short after an incident at a club party.
However, Burnley will be delighted to bring in another player on a free transfer to boost one of the most threadbare squads in The Championship.
Burnley are currently in mid-table, but have sold star man Robbie Blake to Birmingham in the winter transfer window, and remain desperately short of players.