BURNLEY have this morning confirmed the signing of former Brighton and Hove Albion striker Ashley Barnes, on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 24-year-old becomes Sean Dyche’s first signing of the January transfer window - and first signing to command a fee, believed to be in the region of £750,000.

And after penning the deal the deal today, subject to Football League acceptance, Barnes will go straight into the Clarets squad for tomorrow's Championship game at Yeovil.

Barnes will wear squad number 30 at Turf Moor.