Burnley defender Stephen Ward will leave the club once his contract expires in the summer, boss Sean Dyche has confirmed.
The 33-year-old left-back has spent the last five years at Turf Moor, but has not been offered a new deal, and will be one of the players to leave as Dyche looks to move his squad forward for next season.
The Clarets boss confirmed the news after watching his side wrap up the season with 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Burnley’s main target of safety had already been achieved, with Dyche’s side ending the campaign in 15th a year after celebrating seventh place and European qualification.
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Overall the Clarets boss is happy, especially considering they looked to be in big relegation danger at one point. “We’ve had a lot going on this season,” said Dyche. “It’s been a big challenge and I think from where we were at Christmas to where we are now, it’s fantastic. “We’ve all seen sides that have starts like that who disappear.
Every season’s a tough season and this one definitely has been but it’s been strangely enjoyable.”