Burnley offer Alexander extension

01 June 2009 03:23
Burnley defender Graham Alexander has been offered a new one-year contract with the Premier League new boys.The 37-year-old enjoyed a remarkable campaign as the Clarets reached the top flight for the first time since 1976, starting all 61 league and cup games. The super-fit Scotland international was let go by neighbours Preston North End in 2007, when they turned down his request for a two-year deal. Meanwhile, Burnley have released Steve Jones, Gabor Kiraly and Alan Mahon. All three will be out of contract when their current deals run out on 30 June. Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Mahon, 31, only featured from the bench, making eight substitute appearances before a late-season loan spell at fellow Championship outfit Blackpool. Northern Ireland international Jones, 32, failed to make a first team appearance for the Clarets, having been loaned out to Bradford City from November onwards. Hungarian keeper Gabor Kiraly, 33, also failed to figure, going out on loan to German side Bayer Leverkusen in January. Teenagers Alex MacDonald and Adam Kay have been offered new terms, following the completion of their first professional contracts. And they could not have a better example to learn from than model pro Alexander, who put his remarkable injury-free campaign down to his daily use of ice baths after training.

Source: BBC_Sport