LUKE Hendrie has left Burnley to sign for Shrewsbury Town on an 18-month deal.

The 23-year-old, who was in the final six months of his Clarets contract, joins the Shrews for an undisclosed fee having spent the first half of the season on loan at Bradford City.

Hendrie, who failed to make a first team appearance during his time at Turf Moor, could make his debut for Paul Hurst's side against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The full-back, who can also operate in midfield, spent time on loan at Kilmarnock last season and said he was looking forward to settling into life in Shropshire having been wanted by Shrewsbury in the summer prior to his Valley Parade switch.

This will be his first permanent move to League One level and he admits that Paul Hurst’s interest was flattering.

“I’m delighted to be here," said Hendrie. “I’m glad everything is sorted now because it’s been a weird sort of week, but I can’t wait to get going with the lads and the staff.

“I heard about it in the summer but for some reason or another it didn’t happen and then a couple of weeks ago he (Hurst) came back and it interested me straight away.

“The main thing was that he made me feel wanted and that’s what you want when you are going into a new club.

“You ask any player and they want to be made to feel special and valued by everyone at the club, and the non-playing staff and the playing staff here have made me feel welcome and wanted.

“My past few moves have been on loan and it can be difficult sometimes because you never know how long you are going to be there for, but I’m happy to get it sorted and I know now for the next 18-months that I will be here with Shrewsbury.”