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.”