Date: 18th July 2012 at 10:15am
Written by:

Burnley have decided not to take up a one year option on the contract of striker Zavon Hines and he has been released as a free agent. The 23-year-old former West Ham striker spent just 12 months on the books and made just two starts for the Clarets, both in the League Cup in addition to 14 appearances from the bench. He finished last season on loan at AFC Bournemouth

“Things didn’t work out for me at Burnley and I don’t know why really,” Hines told the local media

“It was unfortunate, but I guess that is football and you have to put it behind you and move on – to show those people what they are missing.

“I think there have been a few little things going on with clubs looking to sign me, but I will leave all that with my agent.

“I see myself as playing in the Championship, but obviously I will go to League One to prove myself and show to people that I am back to my best.

“I am prepared to go anywhere, but in an ideal situation I would like to be as close to London as possible.”

Join The Vital Debate