Burnley confirm deadline day trio's squad numbers

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Burnley have confirmed the squad numbers of their deadline day signings: George Boyd, Nathaniel Chalobah and Michael Keane.

Burnley have confirmed the squad numbers of their trio of deadline day singings. 

The Clarets managed to bring in George Boyd from Hull City for £3 million on Monday, whilst Nathaniel Chalobah and Michael Keane joined from Chelsea and Manchester United respectively. 

It was a move which has added considerable depth to the newly promoted side's squad and they will hoping that the additions can see them pick up their first win after the international break.

Boyd will wear the number 21 shirt at Turf Moor, with Keane taking the number 25 and Chalobah the number 20. 

All three are likely to go straight into starting contention, given their past credentials, and they will be looking to make an impact on their debuts, which could come against Crystal Palace on September 13th.

It is a fixture which the club will class as a winnable one, even if Palace's record at Selhurst Park was admirable last season. 

So far the club have struggled on their return to the Premier League, losing to Chelsea and Swansea and picking up a point against Manchester United.

Arguably more worryingly, a strong side lost to Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and, as a result, the international break doesn't come at too bad a time.

Confidence is likely to be low around the place after the harsh reality of life in the Premier League has dawned on the squad, but they enter a run of fixtures which appear easier now and they will be hoping to prove to people that their tag as relegation favourites is wrong. 

Crucial to this will be their deadline day singings fitting in well and hitting the ground running.

All three have shown their best form in the lower-divisions and will have a point to prove upon moving to Lanchashire. 

Boyd, Chalobah and Keane have all proven themselves to be stellar performers at Championship level, but question marks remain over whether they can make it at the top level. 

Sean Dyche will be hoping to use this as motivation, though, and if they can show the sort of performance levels they displayed in the second tier than they will be excellent purchases in Burnley's fight for survival. 

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