Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle is pleased to see new signings being made ahead of their Premiership debut.
â€śAs the signings are made everyone is pushing for a place in the starting line-up,â€ť said the 29-year-old, who played in 48 of Burnleyâ€™s 61 league and cup games last season.
â€śYou canâ€™t rest on your laurels, and itâ€™s a very good place to be in.
"Everyone is pushing each other for every position on the pitch, and that can only bode well for the team for next season.
â€śThere is good, strong competition. We always knew we had quality in the side last season, but to have strength in depth is a whole other thing entirely.â€ť
Of the defensive intake, former Derby County right back Tyrone Mears is the eldest at 26, followed by 22-year-old ex-Newcastle stopper David Edgar (22), former Hamilton youngster Brian Easton (21), while ex-Manchester United full back Richard Eckersley is the youngest at just 20.
â€śThey are very young signings, but they fit in with what the gaffer wants to build at the club; they are hungry for success and to play at the top level,â€ť added Carlisle to the Lancashire Telegraph.
â€śEverythingâ€™s hotting up in all aspects because the manager will want to hit the ground running.â€ť