Burnley sign Cort

Last updated : 27 January 2010 By Tony Scholes
Brian Laws - gets his second signing of the day with Leon Cort
Cort arrives at Turf Moor for a £1.5 million fee and has signed a contract that will see him a Burnley player until the end of the 2012/13 season. Like Nicky Weaver, signed earlier today, he is 30 years of age and has risen to the Premier League having started his career with non-league Dulwich Hamlet.

From there he has played for Millwall, Southend, Hull and Crystal Palace before he moved to Stoke in 2007, initially on loan and then in a deal that was made permanent for a £1.2 million fee.

He is brother to Carl Cort, the former Newcastle striker who Sir Bobby Robson used to confuse with Shola Ameobi, who is now with Brentford, and he has the most remarkable of records for a central defender.

Since April 2004 he has only received one yellow card, that coming in August 2009. He played in over 150 successive games without receiving a card.

Cort, like Weaver, will be added to Burnley's squad for probably the toughest home game of the season on Saturday when we face Chelsea.