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DONE DEAL: Jacob Bedeau excited to swap Scunthorpe for Burnley

Burnley have snapped up Scunthorpe United defender Jacob Bedeau.

Bedeau joins Burnley on a two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, and will initially start his Turf Moor stay in the Under-23s.

The former Aston Villa prospect told the club's website: “I was really interested and excited when I heard about Burnley.

“I have been around a little bit for a young player. I think it's got me good experience and I'm just hoping to come and push on and develop here.

“It's another step and hopefully a big step. Hopefully, I do well here. I will work hard and hopefully get me where I want to be, which is in and around the first team and pushing that kind of way.

“The set-up is top-class; the pitches, the gyms, the facilities are second to none.

“It's good to be able to develop yourself at somewhere like this. Villa was similar and I'm just excited to start here."

Bedeau didn't make a senior appearance at Villa at a time when the Midlanders were trying to secure promotion to the Premier League with a largely experienced squad.

But he was a regular at U23 level – occasionally captaining Villa's second string –and has put in the hard yards in League Two for the last couple of years to further his senior know-how.

“I have learned a lot, met a lot of people and made a lot of friends along the way and I think it all puts me in good stead to come here and try and be the best player I can be," added Bedeau.

“I learned a lot playing games last season and the season before. It was a tough learning curve but I think it's put me in a good position.

“I've got a lot of experience at that level – and a couple of goals – so I think it's put me in good stead.

“I've been in a for a couple of days here just to get going and put myself in a good position to start next week and hopefully hit the ground running."


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