Dyche discusses departing duo’s destinations

Ian Watson

Dean Marney and Scott Arfield will leave Burnley as free agents at the end of the season, the Premier League club have announced.

Marney has been at Turf Moor since 2010 while Arfield joined the club in 2013.

A Burnley statement said Marney has received interest from Nottingham Forest while Arfield was “expected to return to Scotland to join Premiership side Rangers”.

Manager Sean Dyche told Clarets Player: “We have to allow these lads the right and the chance to align their futures and honour the fact they’ve been fantastic servants to us, as well.

“They have been a massive part of what we’ve done here and fantastic servants of Burnley Football Club.

“I have nothing but respect for the people and the players and therefore if we can help them along the way and be open-minded about their next moves and who they’re speaking to then we’ll certainly do that.”

Dyche confirmed in his press conference that Rangers had been in contact over Arfield.

“Rangers came through and asked us about Scotty Arfield, what his position was,” the Burnley boss said.

“Scotty was a boyhood Rangers fan. That one’s pretty simple in its form if they want to speak to him. We said, ‘Yes, of course’. We understand it.”