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Howe: Aiming to sign Stewart as he wants three keepers in his Burnley squad this season

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Burnley manager Eddie Howe has confirmed he is hoping to add former Bournemouth goalkeeper Jon Stewart to his squad.

Howe signed Stewart for Bournemouth last summer and the 22-year-old made five appearances for the Cherries before his contract was terminated in April.

He could now be offered the opportunity to become Burnley's third-choice keeper as Howe wants to increase the pressure on Lee Grant and Brian Jensen.

"We know John from our time at Bournemouth," said Howe after the 4-2 pre-season victory over Altrincham.

"He hasn't had a lot of first-team action in terms of professional games but he's someone we really like.

"He would come in with a view to being our No.3 because I think we need one."