Date: 10th May 2016 at 1:41pm
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At last night’s Championship title, promotion and Player Awards celebrations, Michael Duff announced his intentions to hang up his boots this summer.

Having joined the club from Cheltenham Town back in 2004 for only £30,000, he announced he had accepted a role in the Club’s Academy as coach for next season, and he does hang his boots up having become our fourth oldest outfield player since the war in our 134 year history.

Speaking to the Official Site as he made his announcement, Duff explained.

‘It`s been an honour to represent this football club and to do it with this group of lads this season as Champions has been unbelievable. Gaffer rested me earlier in the season and since then we`ve gone 23 unbeaten so you can`t argue with that! He also said I could go and play elsewhere or continue working here in the Academy and it`s an opportunity I couldn`t turn down.’

The Charlton game put him level with Adam Blacklaw in 13th place on Burnley’s all-time appearance list and on the evening he received a framed shirt as a parting gift.

He has been involved in three promotions to the Premier League, and now has a title, Play Off final, and runners up medal.

Few have the whole Championship set!

His career record stands at 624 career games with 20 goals, and 384 of those games came at Burnley, as did eight of the goals.

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