Date: 8th August 2008 at 2:02pm
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BURNLEY’S Albanian International striker Besart Berisha has this afternoon joined Rosenborg on loan until the 31st of December, when he will return to Turf Moor.

Berisha, 23, is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Clarets, following his cruciate knee injury whilst on international duty last season, an injury that forced the midfielder to drop out of Burnley’s squad at Grimsby Town in the Carling Cup moments before he was to be named in the starting line up.

Owen Coyle admitted that the loan deal is the best option for both the club and the player as the Albanian tries to get back to ful fitness, he told the official website: “Bes will go on loan to Rosenborg until 31st December. This will enable him to get match games which are vital for his rehabilitation.

“He has been out for a year and is not quite ready to start in our team just now, but if he goes there he will hopefully come back on the 1st of January as a new player and ready to play a part for Burnley Football Club.

“Bes desperately needs games and this serves a purpose because with all due respect to the reserve league that will not allow him to get back to the level he was at before.

“As I said, he’s been out for a year exactly and this gives him the opportunity to play at a good level by playing week in, week out and hopefully we will get a better player as a result.”

Bes wowed Burnley fans at the Fraser Eagle Stadium last week, as he cooly slide through three Accrington Stanley defenders before smashing the ball home into the top corner of the goal.