Burnley won’t rush new signing Fredrik Ulvestad

Burnley Fredrik Ulvestad

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Burnley have completed the signing of Norwegian international Fredrik Ulvestad to help them in their attempts to avoid relegation.

The 22-year-old was available on a free transfer after opting not to sign a new deal with former club Aalesunds FK and he has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Turf Moor.

The midfielder, who has one international cap to his name, impressed Clarets manager Sean Dyche after enjoying a successful spell training with the Lancashire club.

The 43-year-old boss now hopes the new arrival can aid the club’s fight against relegation from the Premier League although he admits that he will not rush the Norwegian into action until he is fully up to the pace of the English game.

He said: “There will be an adjustment period, for sure, because of the change in the levels of football. We know how tough the Premier League is, so he will be given time to adjust to that accordingly and continue his development.”

Ulvestad joins a Burnley side who are struggling in 19th position in the Premier League table, having not recorded a victory since the 2-1 success against fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers two months ago.

The Clarets are three points from safety going into a daunting run of fixtures that sees them first host reigning champions Manchester City before matches against Champions League hopefuls Southampton, Tottenham and Arsenal.

The Lancashire club are joint favourites with Rangers to be relegated come the end of the campaign and are priced at 1.30 to be plying their trade in the Championship come August.

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