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Burke agrees Reds deal

29 July 2014

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of former Birmingham winger Chris Burke on a two-year deal.

The 30 year old makes the move to The City Ground following the expiration of his contract at St Andrew's where he spent three years and made 155 appearances.

Forest fans will most vividly remember the Scot from a game in February 2013 where he bagged a brace to drive Birmingham to a 2-1 win over the Reds at St Andrew's.

A graduate of Rangers' Academy, Burke broke into the first team at Ibrox aged just 18 and made an instant impact by scoring on his debut during a 5-0 win over Kilmarnock in March 2002.

The midfielder spent seven years in Glasgow and gained experience of football at the highest level after playing in Champions League matches against teams such as Manchester United, Porto and Inter Milan.

Always one to make an impression on his debut, Burke was at it again in May 2006 as he received his first call-up to the Scotland squad and wasted no time in making his presence felt as he notched two goals in a 5-0 win over Bulgaria.

Following his departure from Ibrox, the Glaswegian signed a deal with Championship side Cardiff City and went on to make 123 outings and score 16 goals for the Bluebirds during a two-and-a-half year stay in the Welsh capital before his switch to Birmingham.

A highly-rated and talented winger, Burke has been a popular at each of his three clubs and will be hoping to continue that trend as he makes the move to Trentside.

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