Date: 22nd December 2010 at 9:52am
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Clarets keeper Brian Jensen has handed in a transfer request according to the Official Site.

He only signed a new two year contract in the summer but lost his place to Lee Grant.

The Beast has now told manager Brian Laws he wants to leave in January and has handed in a written transfer request. The club are now considering the request.

This is not the first time Jensen has lost his place in a Burnley side and handed in a transfer request. Dropped for poor performances by Steve Cotterill in January 2007,he threw a wobbly when the gaffer brought in Mike Pollitt on loan from Wigan.

He did of course eventually stay and saw off the challenge from a number of keepers keen to become Number One choice. Danny Coyne, Mike Pollitt, Gabor Kiraly and Diego Penny all came and went.

You could perhaps have some sympaathy for the Beast this time. Lee Grant became first choice keeper in the game away to QPR back in October and he has held that spot since. Jensen though had not been playing badly and Laws intimated he might have some sort of rotational policy to keep both players happy.

Our comments from our posters earler in the day when the Daily Mail leaked the rumour was as follows:

It must be hard for Jensen, I never really thought he deserved to be dropped. I can see why he would want away unless Laws is true to his word and starts rotating the keepers more.
turfmanphil

My sentiments exactly tmp add to that we have failed to keep a clean sheet since, come on Brian keep fighting in there BEAST!!
8clarets8

I do think similar – but when Grant was purchased it would seem logical he was done so to be the number 1.
Claretdale

You just always get the feeling that Grant and Laws are buddy pals from their time at Hillsborough! It looked like they were hoping Jensen would mess up and when that didn’t happen they dropped him anyway. i can understand why Jensen might be angry
turfmanphil

Yep you just can’t see Jensen getting a look in barring an injury to Grant, that said though Jensen has been in this position many times before.
8clarets8

Agree with the above, I couldn’t understand why Jensen was dropped either. It’s not as if we’re keeping clean sheets as 8c8 points out, so why hasn’t the Beast been brought back in on a rotational basis at least
WelshClaret


Club confirm Jensen has put a transfer request in 🙁
8clarets8

So now it’s official, let the debate continue

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