George Boyd Signs for Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday have this afternoon confirmed the signing of Burnley midfielder George Boyd on a free transfer, the experienced Scottish international winger moves to Hillsborough after signing a new two year contract this afternoon.
Boyd began his career with Stevenage Borough were he made his debut at the age of just seventeen and soon became a regular at Lamex Stadium, making 126 appearances, scoring 31 goals before joining Peterborough United in Jnauary 2017 for £260,000 which was a Football Conference transfer record fee.
Boyd’s was pivotal in Posh’s back-to-back promotions as Peterborough rose from Sky Bet League Two to the Sky Bet Championship, after six years at Peterborough he made 297 appearances, scoring 75 goals. The winger then moved to Hull City on loan midway through their 2012/13 Championship promotion charge.
The switch became permanent in May 2013 after Hull City secured second spot, with Boyd scoring 4 goals in 13 appearances, while scooping a Championship Player of the Month award along the way. After making a further 29 appearances for the Tigers.
Boyd then transferred to Turf Moor and became an instant success with his high work rate, he featured 35 times in the 2014/15 Premier League campaign and scored 5 goals, including the club’s Goal of the Season against Manchester City.
Five goals and five assists from 47 appearances in the Championship helped Burnley bounce immediately back to the top flight in 2015/16. Last time out Sean Dyche’s side successfully maintained their Premier League status and Boyd made a further 39 appearances and scored two goals, including a crucial winner in the clash with Stoke City in April 2017.