Jensen heads for Burnley exit

Veteran goalkeeper Brian Jensen is set to leave Burnley after
the club decided against offering him a new contract.

Jensen, the Clarets’ longest-serving player after moving to Turf
Moor from West Brom in June 2003, will become a free agent at the
end of his testimonial year.

The 37-year-old, affectionately known as “the Beast”, made over
300 appearances for Burnley and starred during their Premier League
season of 2008/09.

He made an emotional final appearance for the club late in the
last game of the season against Ipswich at the weekend, replacing
the ever-present Lee Grant and receiving a rapturous ovation from
the Turf Moor crowd.

After being informed of the club’s decision not to offer him a
new deal, Jensen tweeted: “Emotional day. Not been offered a new
contract so time for a new challenge.

“I want to thank all the fans for supporting me over the years.
Much appreciated. Need you one last time at the testimonial
game.”

A statement on Burnley’s official website,
burnleyfootballclub.com, said: “Burnley Football Club would like to
thank Brian for his invaluable contribution to the club in the past
10 years and wish him and his family all the very best for the
future.”