'Legend' Blake walks out on Clarets

03 June 2010 03:51
urnley striker Robbie Blake looks set to walk out on the Lancashire club after turning down a fresh two-year deal offered by boss Brian Laws.[LNB] Laws offered the 34-year-old a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months based on appearances, but Blake was unhappy with the terms.[LNB]But Laws will leaving the door open for the veteran, who has made over 200 appearances for the Clarets spread across two spells.[LNB]"Obviously I am disappointed that Robbie has turned down what we consider to be a very reasonable deal for a 34-year-old," Laws told the club's official website. "The offer is a 12-month deal with a further one year option but Robbie wanted two years and we just couldn't go down that road.[LNB]"We included the extended deal should Robbie play 20 games next season and I feel a fit Robbie would have easily achieved that. So naturally I am disappointed, but would like to thank Robbie for all his magnificent service for the club.[LNB]"I know he is a firm fans' favourite and he is rightly considered a legend here, who will never be forgotten. But I have told Robbie and his agent that we have left the door open and if he has a change of mind I would be more than happy to talk."

Source: Team_Talk