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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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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 4 2012

Time: 12:03PM

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No surprises there!
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04/04/2012 12:05:00

No surprise - best of luck Brian.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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04/04/2012 19:39:00

No just '2009-12, the Wasted Years! ;-) In all good book shops now
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05/04/2012 08:09:00

A bit naughty that Couch. Without checking I reckon we have achieved more than the majority of league clubs. Halley, Boyle and Watson are a legend. I was lucky enough to see the great Clarets under Harry Potts. Burnley are still remembered as a good footballing side by many top teams today. OK we are not there now but we should remember the good times and hope for an early return.
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05/04/2012 18:04:00

It's not what we have achieved, more what we could and should have achieved. That is especially true these last three years when we had the best chance ever to secure out financial security for many a season to come and to start to play on a level playing field without resorting to sticking plaster tactics. Instead it has all been squandered away and we are no further forward now than we were under Cotts time. 16th in the Championship? One word,failure!
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06/04/2012 09:50:00

Cornwall, forgive me for not having flagged up my gentle sarcasm at tmp's expense more clearly. I was responding to tmp's comment that we have achieved 'bugger all' since the recent promotion to the PL. I don't agree with that, and was trying to say so, while also raising a laugh, by suggesting that if we feel we achieved nothing in the last three years, we might as well say we have never achieved anything... which is nonsense. While certainly wishing we'd done more in the last three years, we're in much better shape than if we had lost at Wembley. Look for example at Preston. I respect tmp's relentless drive for better, better, better. But I am more the sort of person who tries to enjoy whatever life throws up, and I have had some great times as a Burnley fan in the last 3 years, for example at Pompey 6 days ago. My last word... lurking in Cotts' 16th place team were half the team that won promotion. I reckon there are a lot of positives in our squad now.
Couch Potato
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06/04/2012 13:27:00

Shame but he's just not good enough
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17/04/2012 16:25:00


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