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1516 burnley danny lafferty 00 630x420Northern Ireland left-back Danny Lafferty has this evening joined Sheffield United on a season long loan.

Lafferty has struggled for first team football at Turf Moor, firstly with Ben Mee preferred in the left-back position and more recently Stephen Ward. He hasn’t featured for Burnley since the FA Cup tie against Spurs in January 2015 and his last league appearance was a short one in the 1-0 home win against Southampton in the previous month when he came on as a substitute for Mee in the 74th minute.

He was signed from Derry City in January 2012 and made his Burnley debut in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff soon after, but his team opportunities have been limited and he’s made just 40 league appearances for the Clarets.

He’s spent time out on loan. He made 11 appearances for Rotherham in the 2014/15 season, helping them avoid the drop in their first season back in the Championship and last season was at Oldham for two separate loan spells during which he played 15 times.

With his contract set to end at Burnley at the end of this season, it looks as though he’s now played his last game for us and will get the opportunity to play some regular football back in League One with Sheffield United who, despite being promotion favourites, have not made the best of starts to the new season. They are currently just outside the drop zone with four points from their five games.

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