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STFC: Austin Joins Burnley

Popular forward Charlie Austin joined Championship outfit Burnley yesterday after a week of speculation.

Austin has signed a 3 and a half year deal at Turf Moor after Swindon accepted an undisclosed bid (believed to be in the region of 1.2million).

In what was a whirlwind Town career, Austin excelled scoring 32 times in only 57 league appearances for the Robins.

His prolific partnership with Billy Paynter helped Swindon get to Wembley for the 2009/10 League One Play-Off Final before losing to Millwall (Austin missing a one-on-one due to a freak bobble from the Wembley turf).

Austin continued to score goals this season but it wasn't enough to win games and as a result the club have lost their prize asset. It comes as no surprise that his goals dried up after handing in a transfer request.

Earlier in the week, Charlie Austin rejected personal terms with Ipswich Town.


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Date:Saturday January 29 2011

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