Burnley manager Sean Dyche says that Peter Crouch still has the hunger to make an impact in the Premier League.
The striker turned 38 this week and in one of the more surprising deals in the January transfer window, he returned to the top flight after signing for Burnley from Stoke City.
The deal involves Clarets striker Sam Vokes going the other way and Dyche says the move suits both parties.
He said of Crouch: "He has a hunger to come and make a mark. We know he's a good character and he still has a desire. The main thing for me is having motivated people."
"It is difficult to let Sam go, but he hasn't played as regularly, it could become a win-win situation."
Crouch has made 462 appearances in the Premier League for six different clubs and was part of the Stoke squad that were relegated last season.
Meanwhile Vokes has been at Turf Moor since 2012 and has started 10 Premier League games so far this season but goes in search of regular first team football.
He has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club who sit 15th in the table.
Potters boss Nathan Jones said of his new signing: "Sam is a player of real pedigree, he has been promoted from this level and he's an experienced international and Premier League player.
"To get it done is something totally different to anything we have and we think he's a marquee player for this level."
Crouch's new club Burnley are just a place above the Premier League relegation zone, though with a four-point cushion over third bottom Cardiff.
The Clarets, 11/5 to be relegated at the end of the season, face fellow strugglers Southampton at home on Saturday and are 6/4 for the win with the Saints 9/5 and the draw 9/4. Burnley are 15/2 to win the game 1-0.
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