'It's been brilliant' - Burnley's record signing enjoying life at Turf Moor

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George Boyd says that he is loving life at Turf Moor after completing a move from Hull City to Burnley on deadline day.

Burnley's record signing, George Boyd, says that he is loving life at the club so far. 

Boyd joined the Clarets on deadline day and he has wasted no time settling in, it would appear. 

The left-winger made his debut in Burnley's 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend and he has revealed that he is loving being back playing again, although he is still getting up to speed. 

“It was my first game for a month so I got a bit of cramp at the end but I felt good and lung-wise I felt fine," he said to Sky Sports. 

“The training is so intense and it’s helping me already. It will take me one or two games and then I’ll be firing. It’s been brilliant so far.

“The intensity of the training is so good, it prepares you for the matches and the team spirit straight away.

“The lads have welcomed me, Nathan [Chalobah] and Keano [Michael Keane] straight in so it’s been brilliant.”

Boyd is expected to be one of Sean Dyche's main men following his move from Hull City over the summer.

The former Peterborough United man helped the Tigers to get to the Premier League, but had slipped down the pecking order as more and more players arrived at the KC Stadium. 

As a result, the opportunity Burnley gave him to play regular first-team football and he carries a weight of expectation on his shoulders after signing.

Although a £3 million transfer is cheap in Premier League terms, it is the most Burnley have ever paid out and he will need to show off all the skill that made him such a success in the lower divisions if he is to live up to his price-tag.

Boyd became a Football League star, as he dazzled with his skill and tore defences apart in all three divisions outside the top-flight.

However, he is still relatively unproven at Premier League level and he has a point to prove at Turf Moor.

Boyd will be looking to make an impression against Sunderland at the weekend, where he is set to make his second start, as the Clarets aim to get their first win of the season. 

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