FORMER Burnley winger Robbie Brady has joined Bournemouth on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old – who made 87 appearances for the Clarets – has been without a club since leaving Turf Moor at the end of his contract over the summer.

The Cherries sit at the top of the Championship table and are unbeaten in the league this term.

“I’m excited by the opportunity and hopefully I can help the club keep going in the direction they’re going,” Brady told the club’s website.

“From watching the manager and seeing the style of football he plays I think it will suit me and hopefully I can help the club going forward.

“It was a good opportunity and I think it’s going to be a good fit.”

Brady arrives at the Vitality Stadium to boost Scott Parker’s wing options after Welsh international David Brooks announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.

“Obviously it comes as a shock to everyone. I haven’t had the chance to meet David yet but I’m a big fan of his and think he’s a fantastic footballer,” added the former Burnley man.

“I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he gets back to full health and back to playing his good football soon.”

Brady – who has been capped 57 times for the Republic of Ireland - began his career in Ireland before joining Manchester United’s academy at the age of 16.

After leaving Old Trafford, the winger had spells with Hull City and Norwich before joining the Clarets in 2017 for a then club-record fee.

“To be able to sign a player of Robbie’s experience and calibre on a free transfer is a coup for the football club,” said chief executive Neill Blake.

“Robbie has huge quality and versatility to add another important option to Scott Parker and his coaching staff.

“Proven at the top level, Robbie knows what it takes to be a Premier League player and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us at Vitality Stadium.”

The Cherries are in action on Tuesday night when they head to north to take on Stoke City (KO 7:45pm).