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Burnley hope to lift Austin spirits after Hull deal collapse

Burnley hope to pick up Charlie Austin's spirits after a failed medical wrecked his move to Hull City.

The Sun says Austin, 24, had agreed to join Hull for £4.5million until a knee problem showed up in scans at his medical.

After he was left devastated by the news, the Turf Moor club now plan to hand the striker a fresh contract.

The former builder wanted to play in Tuesday's friendly at Morecambe but he will take time off to get over his bitter disappointment.

Manager Sean Dyche said: "He wanted the chance to play in the Premier League. But I've now got a 28-goal centre forward in the fold."

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