Date: 8th April 2010 at 5:50pm
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The Clarets have eleven first team players out of contrat in the summer and today the club have announced the first departure.

Left back Christain Kalvenes has now left the club after the remainder of his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Kalvenes was signed by Owen Coyle on a free transfer from Dundee United in June 2008.

The 33-year-old Norwegian has rarely featured for the Clarets this season struggling to get a regular place with both Stephen Jordan and Danny Fox ahead of him in the pecking order.Even David Edgar played a couple of games in that position

In the Championship last season he made 21 appearances, scored a vital goal away to Blackpool and played in the play-offs final at Wembley back in May last year.

He could only manage three starts though in the Premier League this season and made an additional three appearances from the bench. His final game for the Clarets was against Chelsea back in January at Turf Moor when he came on as a substitute.

His contract still had 3 months to run but this has been terminated early so he can return home to Norway.

Vital Burnley wish Christian all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution as a Claret!


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