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Monday 18 December 2017

Burnley lining up an offer for Reid

BURNLEY could offer former Ireland man Steven Reid one more crack at Premier League football.

Now 33, Reid is a free agent this summer after he was released by West Brom at the end of last season and so far he has yet to find a new club.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aware of Reid's ability and experience as the pair were team-mates at Millwall a decade ago. Dyche will holds talks with Reid later this week about a possible move to Turf Moor.

Reid has started on his coaching badges and he is keen to move into a coaching role but the former Ireland international, who made 17 appearances for the Baggies last season, could fit the bill.

Futures

A number of current or former Ireland internationals have managed to secure their futures since the end of last season.

Damien Duff (Melbourne City), Andy Keogh (Perth Glory), Paul Green (Rotherham), Joe Murphy (Huddersfield) and Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) have all moved clubs over the summer, while Stephen Hunt (Ipswich), David Forde (Millwall) and Gary Doherty (Wycombe) have all signed contract extensions with their sides from last season after their deals ran out.

But Reid is on the list of internationals who have yet to find employment along with Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), Clinton Morrison (Colchester), Keith Treacy (Burnley) and Liam Lawrence (Barnsley).

Meanwhile, Reading have boosted their Irish presence by handing new deals to teenagers Sean Long and Shane Griffin.

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