McQuoid joins Burnley on loan

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MILLWALL striker Josh McQuoid has sealed a loan move to Championship rivals Burnley.

The Northern Ireland international will remain at Turf Moor for the next three months, where he will link up with former boss Eddie Howe.

McQuoid was on the verge of rejoining AFC Bournemouth last week, but the Lions pulled the plug on the deal after missing out on the signing of Barnsley striker Danny Haynes.

And despite claims that McQuoid would be unable to leave The Den until boss Kenny Jackett could source a suitable replacement, the 22-year-old has been cleared to join Burnley ahead of their Championship clash with Derby tomorrow.

Millwall will be able to recall McQuoid after 28 days of the loan has passed, whilst he will be ineligible to face the Lions when they face the Clarets on February 25.

Eddie Howe told Burnley’s official website: “He [McQuoid] is a very talented young player who did really well for me at Bournemouth and scored a lot of goals and deservedly got a move to a higher level. I’m delighted to have him with us.

“He’s a versatile type of forward. He can play anywhere across the front line and he can play wide as well, which adds to his attractiveness for us.

“He’s quick, athletic and he’s got a good attitude as well, so I hope he will do well for us.”