Burnley release defender Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle

Defender Clarke Carlisle is one of three senior players to be released by Burnley at the end of their contracts.

The 32-year-old chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association spent the final three months of the season

Brian Easton and Andre Amougou will also be leaving Turf Moor.

The Clarets have taken up the option of a second year on captain Chris McCann's contract, while goalkeeper Brian Jensen is considering the offer of a new deal.

Another goalkeeper, Jon Stewart, and striker Alex MacDonald are also discussing new terms with the Championship club.

Carlisle joined Burnley from Watford in August 2007 and was part of the squad that won promotion to the Premier League three years ago.

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