Date: 12th January 2007 at 12:18pm
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Burnley have signed Aston Villa midfielder on loan for the remainder of the season.

Eric Djemba-Djemba 26 year old Cameroon international is available for the weekend game at Southampton.

Eric joined Manchester United from French club Nantes in 2003 and was then signed by Villa for £1.35m in January 2005. However he has not played many games for Villa, the last being in August 2006

Djemba-Djemba will wear the Number 18 shirt.

Steve Cotterill is reported as saying on the Official Site: ‘We have signed Eric on loan until the end of the season.

‘He has not played a lot of football but obviously on the back of Micah Hyde leaving we had to move to do something.

‘Eric has good pedigree and we are hoping that once we get him fit he will be a good addition to the squad for the rest of the season.

‘It shows something about the boy’s character that he is prepared to drop down from the Premiership to play for Burnley.’