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Easton No Future At Club Says Howe

Easton No Future At Club Says Howe

Eddie Howe has told BBC Radio Lancashire that left-back Brian Easton does not have a future at the club and that the defender will not be offered a new deal when his current deal expires.

'Brian's future lies elsewhere, said Howe

'We're moving in a direction so I don't really see the point of playing someone who won't be here next season.'

Easton, 24, joined the Clarets from Hamilton Academical in 2009 having been signed by Owen Coyle and has made 25 appearances this season.

He has struggled to make an impression though whilst at the club and in 2010 returned to Hamilton Academical for a loan spell.

It looked like he got a lucky break in the summer, when left back Danny Fox departed for Southampton but he could not keep his position.

Ben Mee, who is more a recognised central defender than left back kept Easton sidelined and the writing was on the wall when Daniel Lafferty arrived.Easton was not considered for the game against Birmingham at Turf Moor yesterday even though both Mee and Lafferty failed late fitness tests. Howe decided instead to play Ross Wallace out-of-position in the left back role and now we know why!

Good luck, Brian sorry it didn't wotk out for you!

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Date:Wednesday April 4 2012
Time: 12:03PM


No surprises there!
04/04/2012 12:05:00
No surprise - best of luck Brian.
04/04/2012 12:14:00
You're right there phil, think they will be a few more getting that message from our Eddie at the end of the season.
04/04/2012 12:16:00
As has already been said, no great shock. Shame in a way, has he is a trier, but we need more than that. Lack of pace the main problem, really. I reckon we need six in during the close season: 1 keeper, 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and a striker. That's assuming that the following leave: Easton, Amougou, Hines or Treacy, Rodriguez. Not sure who else is due for contract renewals? Duff?
04/04/2012 13:10:00
I agree with the above 6 players in the squad but could 2 of the midfield posistions be filled by Howieson and Hewitt same for defenders with Long and McCartan? A new keeper possibly Heaton from Cardiff. I would like to see Hines have a future here but Treacy can go. I hope this season have been a good opportunity for Eddie to realise the strengths and weaknesses and build a great team for next term. It will be hard without Jay next season but knowing it is going to happen will hopefully make it easier for the board and Eddie to deal with.
04/04/2012 14:54:00
Makes you wonder if JayRod actually is injured if Howe says I don't really see the point of playing someone who won't be here next season More likely Board have told Howe not to play him and risk a new injury stopping us being able to sell him. I agree with that startegy having come to terms with fact that he is going
04/04/2012 17:32:00
That thought did occur to me too but then we shouldn't be in this position anyway. What exactly have we achieved in three seasons since the promotion? Bugger all and back to pleading poverty,selling our key players and cutting the budget even more
04/04/2012 18:48:00
With losing 'high earners' like Carlisle, Cort, Amougou and the rest by the end of this season there is no excuse to be making signings. If we sold Fletcher for £7.5million after having one good season in the premiership I believe we can sell Jay for a similar figure given this seasons performance and his age.
04/04/2012 19:35:00
1882 to 2012. What exactly have we achieved? A history of nothing. TMP's new book? Sorry. Couldn't hold back my inner mischief maker.
Couch Potato
04/04/2012 19:39:00
No just '2009-12, the Wasted Years! ;-) In all good book shops now
05/04/2012 08:09:00
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