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1516 burnley luke hendrie 00 630x420Luke Hendrie has left Turf Moor after two and a half years with the club and signed a one and a half year deal with League One promotion chasers Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.

Having signed from Derby in the summer of 2016, Hendrie has enjoyed loans with York, Hartlepool, Kilmarnock and Bradford City. He was expected to play for Bradford City in their FA Cup tie last Saturday but was withdrawn because of this potential deal.

They’ve done really well under the management of Paul Hurst, who joined them from Grimsby during last season and Hendrie said: “Hopefully there will be a lot of success, but that will come with hard work, so I just want to work hard first and foremost and see where it takes me.

“The lads are playing really well and long may that continue. The manager has great ambition and I’m an ambitious player as well, so he matches my ambition and I can’t wait to get going.

“My past few moves have been on-loan and it can be difficult sometimes because you never know how long you are going to be there for, but I’m happy to get it sorted and I know now for the next 18-months that I will be here with Shrewsbury.”

Hurst said of his new signing: “He’s a versatile defender that I had my eye on in the summer. We couldn’t quite come to an arrangement with the parent club at the time and he moved onto Bradford City, so he knows what it’s like to be at the top of League One.

“He played a lot of games in Scotland before that, caught the eye and started to build a very good reputation, so for me he is ideal for us. He’s another one that is at a younger age and should still have lots of development in him. He’s a good character as well, which is important to us, and I think he adds some flexibility to the backline and adds to our options back there.”

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