Date: 7th May 2012 at 11:30am
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Aidy Boothroyd is clearly an admirer of Burnley’s central defender, Clarke Carlisle. He was his boss at Watford and brought him to League 2 Northampton on loan last January.

The 32 year old defender helped the club avoid relegation with the Cobblers finishing in 20th spot, four points clear of the drop zone.

Boothroyd is now looking to sign Carlisle on a permanent deal.

‘Conversations with Clarke are ongoing,” he said.

‘I thanked all the loan players on Friday for the work they have done with us. Clarke will have a lot of offers and we`ve got to put an offer together for him and make sure all the little things that are important in his life are right for him.’

Clarets fans have been resigned to losing Carlisle in the summer for most of the season and he clearly no longer features in Eddie Howe’s future plans.

Good luck for the future though Clarke and thanks for the good times!

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