Date: 24th January 2011 at 12:06pm
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Just when you thought it was safe, Burnley are now said to once again be targeting Hibs’ 28 year old striker, Derek Riordan.

How many times have we been linked with him in the past, especially during the Coyle era?

According the the Scottish Daily Record it is thought new Burnley boss Eddie Howe will approach the SPL club and bid £200,000 to take the forward to Turf Moor.

The Scottish international striker started his career at Hibernian in 2000 and also had a early loan spell at Cowdenbeath in 2003.

Riordan then signed for Celtic in a £170,000 deal in June 2006 but struggled to make an impression playing only 24 games for the Buoys over three years.

Burnley were continually linked with the player and reportedly put in a £400,000 offer in January 2008. Celtic though rejected offers from a number of clubs including the Clarets.

He returned to Hibernian for a second spell on the final day of the 2008 summer transfer window for an ‘undisclosed’ fee.

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