O'Neill ready for Championship
Ex-Leicester defender becomes Burnley's first summer signing
Last Updated: June 16, 2012 6:32pm
Eddie Howe: Luke O'Neill becomes Burnley's first signing of the summer
Burnley defender Luke O'Neill says he is unfazed by jumping three leagues with his move from Mansfield Town to Championship side Burnley.
O'Neill has already had a brief taste of the Championship while at Leicester City, making his league debut in 2009 before being sold to Mansfield after manager Nigel Pearson left to take charge of Hull City.
The two-year deal, thought to be for a fee of around £200,000, is Burnley's first of the summer and O'Neill is eager to repay the faith manager Eddie Howe has shown in him.
"I'm over the moon now it's done. I can't wait to get started," O'Neill said.
"There was a rumour that a few other clubs were sniffing but once I met up with Eddie and went down to the training ground I knew that I wanted to come to Burnley.
"The manager came to watch me, which is always good to know because not all of them come down.
"He said he really wanted to work with me and that reassured me, and I can't wait to work with him."