Kalvenes departure confirmed

09 April 2010 10:48
When Burnley played Manchester United in the reserve game at Altrincham three weeks ago last night, Christian Kalvenes lined up for the Clarets second string at left back. It proved to be his last appearance in Claret and Blue and by the following week he'd departed the club to return to his homeland Norway to begin life as an accountant. That was what he'd intended two years ago on leaving Dundee United but was persuaded by Owen Coyle to sign a two year contract at Burnley.He shared the left back duties with Stephen Jordan last season, and after Jordan had suffered an injury in the home game against Sheffield Wednesday at the end of February, he played in all of the remaining games including the three play offs.When the Premier League season kicked off he was in the starting line up at Stoke, but that was because Jordan moved into the centre to cover for the injured Steven Caldwell. With the signing of Andre Bikey before the next game against Manchester United he found himself on the sidelines.Kalvenes didn't start another Premier League game until January this year when he came in, again for the injured Jordan, against both Bolton and Chelsea. For the next game against West Ham we'd signed Danny Fox and from then he was restricted to reserve team appearances and to that last game three weeks ago.Yesterday, Burnley Football Club confirmed that they had terminated his contract at Turf Moor early to enable him to make the move that he'd intended two years earlier and so the first member of the squad from the Wembley game of last year has departed.