Howe hails Stewart deal

Burnley confirm signing of former Bournemouth keeper

Howe: Thrilled to finalise signing of Stewart on one-year contract

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Eddie Howe has expressed his delight at landing Jon Stewart after Burnley confirmed the signing of the goalkeeper.

Skysports.com revealed on Tuesday that Stewart had earned a one-year deal at Turf Moor and the news has now been officially announced by the Clarets.

The former Bournemouth shot-stopper, 22, featured in three pre-season games as a substitute at Bury, Torquay and Oldham, and impressed sufficiently to be offered the contract.

Howe said: "We knew Jon from our time at Bournemouth and he is a very talented young lad.

"He is only 22, in goalkeeping terms he has a lot of time left in him and we feel he is a goalkeeper of huge potential."

Stewart started his career with Swindon before joining Weymouth in 2006 and then heading to Bournemouth in 2010 following a brief spell training with Portsmouth.

He made four appearances for the Cherries before becoming a free agent after leaving the South Coast club in April.