Kacaniklic joins Burnley on loan

by Dan on March 2, 2013

Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic has joined Burnley on loan until the end of the season.

The Swedish international is Sean Dyche’s first signing since taking over at Turf Moor and has been reunited with 21 year-old after their successful spell together last season at Watford. Kacaniklic went straight into the Fulham first-team after spending two months with Dyche at Vicarage Road and the manager is delighted to add him to his Burnley squad:

He is an exciting young prospect and something different to what we have, which is important. He’s dynamic and can mix up his game. He was with us at Watford last year and was then called back and went into Fulham’s first team, which is obviously a good sign.

He has started this season in the Premier League and got himself a couple of goals. It’s a good link with Fulham. They know their player was looked after at Watford. He is aware of us as a staff and knows he will get looked after here. That’s one of the key things. We do look after players here. We look to develop our own and anyone who joins us.

The 21 year-old started the season as a regular in Martin Jol’s side and has made 22 appearances for Fulham this term, scoring four goals. Kacaniklic has struggled to make the starting line-up since Damien Duff returned to full fitness and, with the on-loan Urby Emmanuelson also pushing for a starting spot, Jol has opted to offer the youngster regular football in the Championship. Burnley currently sit thirteenth in the table, eight points off the play-offs and also eight points above the relegation places.

Kacaniklic is expected to go straight into the Burnley side for Saturday’s trip to Charlton.

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