Date: 4th January 2008 at 10:46am
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The Clarets have their first new face of the January window with the news that Stanislav Varga has joined on loan for at least one month.

The 35 year old centre back completed his move to Turf Moor in time for him to be eligible for our FA Cup match against Arsenal this weekend

Owen Coyle said: ‘I have known him for years, both from when I played against him and during my time as a coach and manager.

‘In the light of our injuries and suspensions, he will bring a physical presence to the backline.’

Coyle continued: ‘I’m delighted to get Varga on loan. I’m sure he will compliment the squad and have a big impact on the team.’

It is quite clear that Varga does not feature in Sunderland’s long term plans and it will be interesting to see if the former Celtic player has a much longer stay, maybe to the end of the season. He has not played a first-team match for Sunderland this season so all Clarets will be hoping he will be matchfit and raring to go!

He will be given squad number 24