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Will The Beast Be Back?

Brian Jensen, clearly unhappy the way he was treated under Brian Laws slapped in a transfer request last month after losing his place to Lee Grant and being unable to get it back.

Jensen appeared to have been made the scapegoat for the 4-0 thrashing by Reading at home back in October. Lee Grant was between the sticks for the next League game away to QPR and has kept his place ever since despite until recently being unable to keep a clean sheet. In a bizarre twist, QPR were involved again but this time at home with the Clarets earning a point against the League leaders in a 0-0 draw in our last match.

Eddie Howe though is now the new manager and he looks set to discuss the situation with Jensen

Howe has confirmed this week that he will speak to Jensen to find what the current situation is.

'We haven't had a chance to chat with Brian yet,' Howe said earlier this week.

'It's been a bit of a whirlwind week so far so I will sit down with Brian when I get a minute and talk it through with him and see where he's at and see what he's thinking.

'It depends what Brian thinks. He has obviously put in a transfer request for a reason but until I speak to him I won't know the full details.'

Most Clarets fans will be hoping they can resolve any problems and that 'The Beast' will remain on our books at least until the end of the season. If they can't and he leaves in the January window, we will not have much time to find a replacement and could be faced with 'emergency loans' should our only keeper, Lee Grant become injured or suspended.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 21 2011

Time: 4:28PM

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I do hope he stays! Think he's been hard done by under Laws. Grant has hardly been spectacular being unable to keep one clean sheet in 14 games. Time for Jensen to be given a run out methinks
turfmanphil
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21/01/2011 16:32:00

Makes lots of sense to me to talk to all the players to find out any niggles. The Beast obviously has a big niggle and needs a big talk. Hope he stays, he is a well proven stopper and be difficult to replace.
cornwallclaret
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21/01/2011 16:46:00

Yep did nothing wrong to be dropped, Laws had his reasons for playing Grant, once EH has had a word with him i think he will stay and fight for his place. Did he not say this was his best paid contract which Laws gave him.
Fedupclaret
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21/01/2011 17:29:00

He was unlucky and Grant hasn't been stellar recently, it strange against Villa in the cup Grant was brilliant. He's got this nasty habit of parrying evrything back into play at the min. He didn't have it before so it's something he's developed. Under a new gaffer everyone gets a clean slate so Beast must think he's in with a shot.
skutter169
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21/01/2011 18:59:00

Jensen definitely back between the posts for me, I didn't understand why he lost his place at all. Grant has been responsible for a few of our goals against, and yet the Beast stays on the bench ?? It's up to Eddie Howe now of course, so let's wait and see what develops. I've got a feeling he's going to persuade him to withdraw his request, with a promise of a fair deal from now on, which he hasn't had up to now.
WelshClaret
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21/01/2011 20:04:00

Laws was justifying his spend at the end, that's all and Beast commands the area much better than Grant, with the added bonus that he's really big when faced with ongoming breakthroughs (of which there have been an alarming number recently - I reckon we could have been 4-5 goals against better off with Beast just from such occasions!). Let's have a proper contest, though there is the 'planning for the future' element too, when we will need a younger replacement - let's get this season done first!
Mike Mada
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21/01/2011 21:26:00

Grant continues to worry me! OK he might have at long last kept two clean sheets on the trot (QPR and the Iron) but he does tend to flap still at times and persists in parrying the ball in dangerous situations
turfmanphil
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