Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne has joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Dunne’s contract expired this summer and the defender had been offered fresh terms, which means the Clarets were entitled to a fee.

The Irishman joined Burnley’s youth ranks in 2018 after leaving Manchester United, and went on to make seven first-team appearances.

Dunne scored on his Premier League debut in a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on the opening day last season.

The defender has signed a three-year deal with QPR with the option of a further 12 months at Loftus Road.

“I am really excited,” he told the club website.

“It’s a massive step for me. With the push that the lads had during the second half of last season, it would be nice to be part of something like that this season.”

Before breaking into the first-team picture at Turf Moor, Dunne spent time on loan at Barrow, Accrington Stanley, Hearts, Sunderland and Fleetwood.

“Jimmy is a very talented player,” added QPR boss Mark Warburton.

“He can play anywhere across the back three – left, right or centre – and that gives us great flexibility.

“He has great physicality - he looks after the ball well and plays with a real passion and energy.

“If he trains well, he will get his chance in the side and that is what he is here to do.”