Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill-St Ledger? Is the Race On?

Rumour Mill-St Ledger? Is the Race On?

Republic of Ireland International, Sean St Ledger has been linked in the media with Everton, West Brom and Burnley.Some reports also suggest Owen Coyle is planning a £2 million bid.

The 24 year old defender was signed by Preston from Peterborough on a three year contract for a fee of £225,000 on 7 July 2006 and has since made 126 appearances for the club whilst also managing to score 8 goals.

He is mainly a central defender but has also played on either flank, and in midfield during his spell with Peterborough United.

St Ledger has impressed in the Championship and scooped numerous Player of the Year Awards in 2007/8.

This season he helped the Lilywhites scrape into the play-offs in the last match of the season and he earned his first Republic of Ireland cap last week. He has also been tipped as a future Preston captain.

St Ledger though has been quoted in the media saying he is happy to stay at Deepdale despite the specualtion:

"I fully expect to be at Preston when we report back for training on July 1, still learning from Alan Irvine, who is a great manager. Without doubt I'm ambitious and my dream is to play in the Premier League. I'd like to get to the Premier League with Preston, that was my aim when I joined the club."

With his contract expiring in the summer though, might he not be tempted to join a Premier League side like the Clarets or Everton, rather than have yet another season in the Championship with Preston or indeed newly relegated, West Brom?



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday June 5 2009
Time: 6:03PM

Comments

0
Funny one this only seen the rumours on less than kosher websites like goal.com, clubcall,tribalfootball etc and not in the mainstream media. The links appear to have been strong enough though for St Ledger to release his statement
turfmanphil
05/06/2009 18:09:00
0
Can't stand St Ledger, but maybe thats because he plays for PNE, you never know if he moves to the premiership with Burnley, I may start to see him as a real life Saint!!!
sheclaret
05/06/2009 18:17:00
0
Think he is complete part, ever since i seen him on Ron Atkinson Football Manager series on Sky...He was a real plonker and spoilt brat ....let PNE keep him, not a OC type player..IMO
Cardiff_Claret
05/06/2009 22:51:00
0
Probably not true anyway but I guess if Owen Coyle does want him, we have to support his judgement
turfmanphil
06/06/2009 12:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

A Great Week For Gudmundsson

Having helped Iceland to World Cup qualification for the first time in their history, Johann Berg Gudmundsson has spoken of his delight at capping off the week by playing...

West Ham Confidence For Wood

Striker Chris Wood has said that Burnley were always confident the equaliser would come against West Ham United this weekend.

Vital View - Premier League - 14th-15th October 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 14th-15th October.

Dyche Content With West Ham Point

Manager Sean Dyche has said it's hard to be disappointed with Burnley taking a point from West Ham United this weekend.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pope15%
Lowton0%
Tarkowski0%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Brady0%
Cork14%
Defour14%
Arfield0%
Hendrick0%
Wood0%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson57%
Sub - Vokes0%
Sub - Barnes0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Irishclaret5
2.cornwallclaret4
3.Grimsby Claret2
The Vital Football Members League