Duff to be offered terms as Trippier talks over new Turf contract

Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

LONG-serving Claret Michael Duff is to be rewarded for his part in Burnley’s promotion season with the offer of a new 12-month deal, taking the defender into his 11th season at Turf Moor.

And Kieran Trippier is also in talks over a new contract.

The 23-year-old Trippier still has a year left to run on the three-and-a-half year deal he signed from Manchester City in January 2012.

But the Clarets are keen to secure his longer term future as they prepare for life in the Premier League.

Junior Stanislas is also understood to have been offered new terms.

But Keith Treacy, David Edgar and Brian Stock have been released from the club at the end of their contracts.

Edgar is the longest serving of the exiting trio, having signed under Owen Coyle from Newcastle United ahead of Burnley’s last Premier League season in 2009.

The Canada international had a 12-month option on his current deal but the Clarets have decided not to take it up.

Stock has ended two years with the Clarets.

The midfielder was signed by Eddie Howe from Doncaster Rovers in 2011 in a deal worth around £100,000, reuniting the former Bournemouth team-mates.

He made 29 appearances in his first season, but became more of a squad player this term, playing in 13 league and cup games.

Treacy was also signed by Howe, from Preston, but was given a new lease of life with the change of manager in October 2012.

However, the Republic of Ireland international winger has not been offered new terms, but has the chance of a pre-season trial.

Young right back Luke O'Neill is thought to have had a one-year option activated.

Right back Trippier was voted into the PFA Championship team of the season for the second year running, and after winning Burnley’s player of the year award at the end of his first full season came close again this term, pipped by Sam Vokes.

Trippier stepped down from the Premier League to join the Clarets permanently after a successful loan spell, having found first team opportunities hard to come by at the Etihad.

He is looking forward to facing Manchester City next season, having made what he describes as the best decision of his life in joining Burnley.

“I’m just looking to play in the Premier League now I want to play against the best players, the best teams and better myself,” said Trippier.

“That’s my dream since I was at Manchester City.

“I’m looking forward to going to the Etihad. City let me go and I don’t think I got the opportunity there, but I came here and I’ve enjoyed myself.

“I’ve been here three seasons now and been player of the year and got a promotion, so it’s not been bad!

“I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.”

Bury-born Trippier, who is currently based in Ramsbottom, added: “I’ve got a year left, I’m enjoying my football here, and we’re in talks.

“I’m happy at Burnley, I’m 10 minutes away, close to my family and friends, so we’ll see what happens.”

For the moment, he is revelling in his first promotion.

“What a set of lads. You have to cherish these moments,” he said.

“Look at last year, Heats (Tom Heaton) got relegated with Bristol City and now he’s part of the defence with the best record in the Championship. It’s been unbelievable.”

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9:22am Tue 6 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Is pulling the cart in Duff's contract?

“I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.” I think his best decision was getting that barnet cut.
Is pulling the cart in Duff's contract? “I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.” I think his best decision was getting that barnet cut. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -19

9:29am Tue 6 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Best defence in the Championship. Duff and Trippier signing new contracts would be superb for the club.

And now we hear the news, from the Ewood hierarchy no less, that they plan to use Burnley FC as their role model next season...

You really couldn't make it up!
Best defence in the Championship. Duff and Trippier signing new contracts would be superb for the club. And now we hear the news, from the Ewood hierarchy no less, that they plan to use Burnley FC as their role model next season... You really couldn't make it up! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 22

9:30am Tue 6 May 14

MikeMada says...

Ha, ha! There's a few tired old donkeys playing for B45t4rd5 now ain't there? Still that'll do in the Chumpionship!
Ha, ha! There's a few tired old donkeys playing for B45t4rd5 now ain't there? Still that'll do in the Chumpionship! MikeMada
  • Score: 18

9:43am Tue 6 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Time to move on son, you've been punished enough.
Time to move on son, you've been punished enough. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -17

9:47am Tue 6 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley says...
"Time to move on son, you've been punished enough."


It's quite clear you've taken a few pounding's over the years, did you have an underprivileged childhood in the slums of Shadsworth? Is that why your so bitter and angry at the world Mr Sorebottom?
AnotherPounding4Burn ley says... "Time to move on son, you've been punished enough." It's quite clear you've taken a few pounding's over the years, did you have an underprivileged childhood in the slums of Shadsworth? Is that why your so bitter and angry at the world Mr Sorebottom? Super_Clarets
  • Score: 16

10:16am Tue 6 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Time to move on son, you've been punished enough.
Trippier doesn't seem to think so. His opinion matters. Yours doesn't. Yours is just a line won a blog designed to inflame. Says so much about you and your psychosis.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Time to move on son, you've been punished enough.[/p][/quote]Trippier doesn't seem to think so. His opinion matters. Yours doesn't. Yours is just a line won a blog designed to inflame. Says so much about you and your psychosis. RobH2O
  • Score: 13

10:18am Tue 6 May 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is pulling the cart in Duff's contract?

“I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.” I think his best decision was getting that barnet cut.
You heard it from - a player happy at Burnley FC. We heard it from you - about his hair cut. Didn't deal with the matter of his being happy at Burnley did you Captain Gutless?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is pulling the cart in Duff's contract? “I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.” I think his best decision was getting that barnet cut.[/p][/quote]You heard it from - a player happy at Burnley FC. We heard it from you - about his hair cut. Didn't deal with the matter of his being happy at Burnley did you Captain Gutless? RobH2O
  • Score: 12

12:42pm Tue 6 May 14

michaeltking says...

BFC made their best decision ever, when they signed Tripps, lets get his contract extended so that we can continue to enjoy those marauding runs down the right, followed by one of numerous assists for goals.
Ben Mee should not be far behind.
BFC made their best decision ever, when they signed Tripps, lets get his contract extended so that we can continue to enjoy those marauding runs down the right, followed by one of numerous assists for goals. Ben Mee should not be far behind. michaeltking
  • Score: 4

3:12pm Tue 6 May 14

midas says...

Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs?
Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs? midas
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Tue 6 May 14

RobH2O says...

midas wrote:
Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs?
Those outside the top 10, yes we can. Those in the top 10 cannot guarantee him first team football week after week. We can and will. If he stays with another year, and performs well in the Prem, then he's a top 10 candidate who can expect weekly football. That's when we lose him.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs?[/p][/quote]Those outside the top 10, yes we can. Those in the top 10 cannot guarantee him first team football week after week. We can and will. If he stays with another year, and performs well in the Prem, then he's a top 10 candidate who can expect weekly football. That's when we lose him. RobH2O
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Tue 6 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley says...
"Time to move on son, you've been punished enough."


It's quite clear you've taken a few pounding's over the years, did you have an underprivileged childhood in the slums of Shadsworth? Is that why your so bitter and angry at the world Mr Sorebottom?
KH
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: AnotherPounding4Burn ley says... "Time to move on son, you've been punished enough." It's quite clear you've taken a few pounding's over the years, did you have an underprivileged childhood in the slums of Shadsworth? Is that why your so bitter and angry at the world Mr Sorebottom?[/p][/quote]KH Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

8:28am Wed 7 May 14

MikeMada says...

RobH2O wrote:
midas wrote:
Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs?
Those outside the top 10, yes we can. Those in the top 10 cannot guarantee him first team football week after week. We can and will. If he stays with another year, and performs well in the Prem, then he's a top 10 candidate who can expect weekly football. That's when we lose him.
And frankly, it's not simply the money. It's peace of mind, family and enjoying what you love, working with people that respect, nurture and cherish you.
Exactly what Trippier talks about and all that is Burnley Football Club, top to bottom.
Not quite what you get anywhere else, least of all just down the road. Our manager doesn't have to spend 4 days traveling just to speak to his boss.
Such a joke!
UTC - in the Prem!!
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: Can we match the pay offers he is bound to get from other Premiership clubs?[/p][/quote]Those outside the top 10, yes we can. Those in the top 10 cannot guarantee him first team football week after week. We can and will. If he stays with another year, and performs well in the Prem, then he's a top 10 candidate who can expect weekly football. That's when we lose him.[/p][/quote]And frankly, it's not simply the money. It's peace of mind, family and enjoying what you love, working with people that respect, nurture and cherish you. Exactly what Trippier talks about and all that is Burnley Football Club, top to bottom. Not quite what you get anywhere else, least of all just down the road. Our manager doesn't have to spend 4 days traveling just to speak to his boss. Such a joke! UTC - in the Prem!! MikeMada
  • Score: -1

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