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Wallace Set To Leave Turf Moor

19 May 2015

Clarets winger departs as club open new negotiations with Michael Duff

Burnley Football Club can confirm that winger Ross Wallace has been released by the club following relegation from the Premier League.

The 29-year-old Scottish international, whose current deal expires this summer, is set to depart Turf Moor after five years.

However, the Clarets are set to open dialogue with long-serving defender Michael Duff over a new playing deal.

Duff, who joined the Clarets in 2004, is currently enjoying a testimonial year at Turf Moor, which culminates in a game at Turf Moor on August 1.

Wallace, who arrived at Turf Moor in the summer of 2010, made a valuable contribution in the club’s rise back to the Premier League.

The former Celtic, Preston North End and Sunderland wide man memorably scored in four successive league games in October/November during the 2011/12 campaign, becoming the first Burnley player in six years to achieve the feat.

Wallace will leave Turf Moor following the final game at Aston Villa this weekend, having made 165 appearances and scoring 14 goals, including the injury-time equaliser at Leicester City in the current Premier League season.

He said: “It’s a sad day for me to be leaving Burnley. I have thoroughly enjoyed five terrific years at the club and made many friends.

“I would like thank the manager, his staff, the players and the supporters for all their backing and I wish the club every success in the future.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche added: “With the outcome of the season now clear we have met with the players to put them in the picture.

“Ross will be leaving and, of course, we thank him for his contribution to the club and we wish him well in the future.”

Wallace leaves along with midfielder Steven Reid, who this week announced his retirement from football.

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