UK time is: 20:36:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cort Joins Preston on Loan

Central defender,Leon Cort has become the fifth Clarets player to leave Turf Moor for a loan spell.

Today is loan deadline day and the former Stoke defender has joined local rivals, Preston North End on a month's loan.

The 31 year old will be at Deepdale until the end of December.

Cort has struggled to make an impression this season and has made just three starts for the Clarets. He also blotted his copybook by being sent off in the home game against Reading back in October for the first time in his career. He went over 6 years without being booked or sent off in a competitive game, this record spanning over a total of 150 games for Southend, Hull, Palace, Stoke and Burnley.

Newly installed manager,Brian Laws signed Cort in January 2010 for 1.5 million pounds on a 3-and-a-half year deal.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 25 2010

Time: 12:26PM

Your Comments

Confirmed. Preston Mad not happy bless-'Not content with loaning half the players in the Football League, Darren Ferguson is now set to move for Burnley defender Leon Cort. Ferguson has decided it is not his fault that Preston can't defend and he is unwilling to blame his defensive coach David Unsworth. Instead he appears to be blaming the players who seemed to be able to defend to an adequate level under the previous regimes of Simpson and Irvine - even making the play offs one year. Cort has been kept out of the Burnley first team in recent months after originally joining from Stoke. He is set join on loan until January. At that point we will glady give him back to the Clarets as a far poorer defender than when he arrived. Ferguson will have made him into a non-league defender in a matter of no time at all. '
turfmanphil
Burnley boss Brian Laws explained: "Leon is disappointed he's not in the side after he lost his position after being sent off for the first time in his career. "But it's not just that that's cost him, it's his position at the moment. Michael Duff has come in and formed a good partnership with Clarke Carlisle."
turfmanphil
St Ledger always seems to get good reviews, but on highlights I have seen a few 'errors' he has made. Is he out of form? Was he the one holding things together previously?
Claretdale
I'm shocked anyone wanted him! everytime i saw him on the box last season he was our weakest link. I couldn't get my head around why he was 1st choice? Far too slow for me.
ruane
It is easy to be critical, but Leon makes it easier than most. Wish him all the best and hope that this loan eventually becomes permanent, because I don't see him getting near our team at the moment.
RickersTwickers
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley Stoke Fire And Get Warm Glow! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Can Burnley Rule Britannia? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Rumour Mill-Mowatt What? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Burnley X-Files: Pato Back With Grezza! (Saturday November 15 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Burnley 1 - 3 West Ham
Leicester City 2 - 2 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Mixed Diame And Lenihan Injury News
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:07:00
Robertson Attracting Interest
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:05:00
Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Arsenal : 25/11/2014 20:01:00
Stop Criticising Referees Neil!
Crystal Palace : 25/11/2014 19:43:00
Palace Join Senegalese Midfielder Chase?
Crystal Palace : 25/11/2014 19:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Our first win at last. How many more before Xmas?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
6 2%
5 0%
4 16%
3 38%
2 19%
1 16%
0 9%