Date: 4th May 2012 at 4:36pm
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Burnley are considering a move for former Leeds United defender Alex Bruce according to Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old is now available on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Elland Road and is thought to be looking for a new challenge at a club where he could feature more often in the first team.

Former Leeds boss, Simon Grayson did not give Bruce much opportunity this season although he did come into the first-team reckoning more often under new gaffer, Neil Warnock and played seven times following the his arrival in February.

Eddie Howe is thought to be admirer of the Republic of Ireland international and former Birmingham and Ipswich central defender with Sky Sports suggesting he could be prepared to offer him a deal early in order to beat the rivals for his signature.

It is not the first time we have been linked with the player but he could be a more attractive proposition to the club now that he is out of contract and could sign on a Bosman.

Although mainly used as a central defender, he can also play at full back so offers more options in defence.

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