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I have always wanted to maintain good football

01 Jun 2010 16:25:07

I have always wanted to maintain good football

Burnley manager Brian Laws has completed his second summer signing by bringing in striker Chris Iwelumo on a two year deal and says he's delighted to have added him to the squad. Speaking after completing the signing, Laws said: "I'm delighted to bring Chris Iwelumo to Burnley and I think he is going to be a fantastic addition."Chris is not a gamble; he is proven in the Championship and has been promoted four times. He has also averaged about 15 goals a season which tells you he can play."His link up player and knowledge of the game are great and he will be fantastic for the dressing room. He's a winnner and we want winners at this football club."He can give us something different which we haven't got at this club. People might suggest Steven Thompson is exactly the same, but let me tell you he's not. They are different types of players and we need to bring in the best possible players who know how to get out of this division."Speaking on the style of football Burnley might play with the addition of the 6ft 4ins Iwelumo, Laws added: "Chris's arrival isn't going to change the we play, people might say he is a big target man and therefore we are going to go route one."However, in all my managerial career I have never gone route one. I have always wanted to maintain good football and players who will adapt to that, which Chris can certainly do without question."


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