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Burnley X-Files: Sunderland Release Anderson

Sunderland AFC have confirmed today that defender Russell Anderson has had his contract with the club terminated by mutual consent

Clarets fans will remember he spent an unlucky spell with Burnley last season after signing a season-long loan from Sunderland.

The Scotland international signed a season-long loan for the Clarets on Tuesday 26th August 2008.

A cruel cruciate ligament injury though in the Carling Cup 3rd Round match against Fulham in September 2008 ensured his season was over. Owen Coyle made no secret of the fact he would like to sign the defender on a permanent basis but nothing ever materialised and he went back to Sunderland.

Anderson started his professional career with his local club, Aberdeen in 1996, becoming their captain before signing for Sunderland in June 2007 for £1 million.

Steve Bruce speaking about the decision to release 31 year old Anderson said:

'This decision has been taken with Russell to give him an opportunity to find a club where he can fulfil his desire to play more first-team football.He has been very unfortunate with injuries since he came here but his attitude and determination to get back playing have been exemplary. We wish him all the very best for the future'

I suppose the question is where will he end up next? Could Coyle be tempted to bring him to Bolton? Hopefully the answer to that might be yes after he fails in his attempt to bring Tyrone Mears to the Reebok!

Sky Sports believe Hibs though could be favourites to sign him.


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

Such a shame about Anderson and how it all fizzled out for him after picking up that cruel injury. We wish him well
turfmanphil
I too hope he can find a club where he can remain injury free and play. I think we would all wish him well.
VinRogue
I thought he looked like a good player in the few games he played for us.
ClaretClaude
He was a very good player for us. I wonder if he can play left back?
jjokocha
Not a fan of Jordan JJ?
claretdale
Nor it would seem Kalvenes or Easton?
turfmanphil
 

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