The Rumour Mill-'The Beast' Off?
Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen has been told he can leave the club after asking for a transfer according to the Daily Mail today.
If this is true one wonders if the request was put in before or after the arrival of loan goalkeeper,Mike Pollitt.This may also explain why we did not have a goalkeeper on the bench in our last match against Southampton at St Marys last Saturday
With our other goalkeeper, Danny Coyne sidelined and injury prone, this could leave us exposed if god forbid anything should happen to Mike Pollitt.
It will be interesting to see how the goalkeeping situation resolves itself should Brian depart. Both goalkeepers contracts were due for renewal in the Summer. Will we bring in yet another goalkeeper before the transfer window closes or will we be hoping for Coyne to return soon? What will happen in the Summer, will we be hoping to tempt Pollitt into a permanent transfer or will we be looking for one or two additional keepers?
I have always felt when Jensen was playing at his best, he was just as good as Coyne,if not better. His physical presence and intimidation was worth its weight in gold compared to the relatively diminutive Danny!
However,'The Beast' did seem prone to lapses and inconsistency and this always seemed more evident when there was no other goalkeeper breathing down his neck for a place. A situation which occured regularly in the last couple of seasons with Coyne succombing to a number of serious,long term injuries.
If the rumour is true a number of Claret fans will miss 'The Beast' and we will all wish him well