Central defender David Edgar has today signed a loan deal with Swansea City and could play in their vital Championship game against Blackpool at the now three quarters of a ground.

David Edgar
Edgar signed for the Clarets last summer on a four year deal but didn't get a look in under then manager Owen Coyle in the Premier League, not even making the bench. An injury crisis for Brian Laws' first game in charge changed that and he played the full game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

He's made three further appearances but with Clarke Carlisle joining Steven Caldwell on the injured list last week he didn't make the starting eleven with Michael Duff preferred for our game at Wigan.

In need of games he has now joined the South Wales club. Burnley have reported it as being a month's loan whereas Swansea claim it is until the end of the season with Burnley having the facility to recall him after the first 28 days.

He has gone straight into Paulo Sousa's squad for tonight's game and could make his Swan's debut on the Fylde Coast.

Clarets' boss Brian Laws said: "I think it is a great chance for David to get some games because he's obviously frustrated. He wants to be in the team just as much as anybody else.

"I can't fit him in a this moment in time although David is very much in our thoughts and I think getting him first team games with Swansea, who are playing really good football and in a position where they are winning consistently, is a fantastic opportunity.

"I think it is a win-win situation. We can only benefit from it and so will David. We will be keeping close tables on him and will be going to watch him tonight in the game at Blackpool."