Date: 16th May 2008 at 1:21pm
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Jay Rodriguez has accepted a new two-year deal for the Clarets becoming the second of the six out of contract players to accept a new deal offered by the club.

Jay joins Brian Jensen and the only two players still to officially decide are James O’Connor and David Unsworth.

It has now just been confirmed that Andrew Cole has turned down the offer joining Jon Harley on the bye-bye road.

At least there is some cheer today. Local boy, Jay signed his first professional contract last summer for the Clarets and is a product of the club’s youth system. He spent most of this year on loan to Stirling Albion and there was also a rumour that he might be on loan again next season, this time to Partick Thistle.

He made his debut for the Clarets coming on as a late substitute against Bristol City at Turf Moor back in December 2007.

Clarets fans first saw him in action for the first-team during a pre-season friendly at Wrexham in July 2007 when he came on late from the bench and scored a penalty.

Rodriguez will be 19 in July and will be looking forward to breaking through into the first team.