Clarets land Cherries duo
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley have agreed terms with Bournemouth's Garreth O'Connor and Wade Elliott.Burnley have agreed terms with Bournemouth duo Garreth O'Connor and Wade Elliott.
Both midfielders, who are 26, are out of contract at Dean Court this summer and they have now signed deals with The Clarets.
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has handed Elliott and O'Connor three-year deals after both passed medicals at Turf Moor.
They will start their Burnley careers on July 1 when their contracts officially begin.
"They are two lads that I know very well and they are in the same bracket as Michael Duff, who I said was a `calculated risk'," said Cotterill.
"I mean that in the nicest possible sense in that I think they are capable of stepping up a level and I hope they can both play as well as they did the last time they visited Turf Moor.
"People will remember Wade (pictured) from his performance against us in the FA Cup last season when he gave Mo Camara probably the toughest game he had all season, they may not remember Gareth as much, but I am sure he will make just as good an impression."