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Fleetwood Town have confirmed the signing of experienced Premier League midfielder Dean Marney on a two year deal.

The central midfielder joined Burnley in 2010 and he has spent eight years at Turf Moor.

During his time in Lancashire, Marney has established himself as a firm fan favourite among the Burnley contingent and has racked up 202 appearances, scoring nine goals.

Prior to joining the Clarets, Marney spent four years with Hull City, making 125 appearances for the Tigers.

Marney now joins up with former Burnley teammate Joey Barton at Highbury after playing together during the Clarets Championship winning season in 2016.

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Fleetwood is Barton’s first role as a football manager and has used his contacts book to pull off this impressive coup for the Cod Army.

Marney’s experience will be vital for Fleetwood as the club look to mount some form of promotion challenge after a disappointing campaign last season.

He has represented England once at youth level, turning out for the England U21’s in 2005.

Marney featured in a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands, but was not to feature for the Three Lions again.

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The former Burnley man will now wear the number 25 shirt going in to the new League One season and provide healthy competition to the current squad for a starting spot.

Despite coming towards the end of his career, Marney still has lots to offer Fleetwood and he could prove to be a crucial addition as the season goes on.

After scarcely featuring for Burnley last season, Marney will welcome playing regular first team football once again.

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