‘Beast’ hoping to attract Man Utd back for testimonial

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THE wheels are in motion for Brian Jensen’s Testimonial year at Turf Moor.

“The Beast” is in his 10th season with the club, and a number of events are currently being planned - with the big Dane hoping his beloved Manchester United will bring things to a close with a special match to round pre-season off next summer.

Jensen famously denied United on their last visit to Turf Moor, saving Michael Carrick’s first half penalty as the Clarets won 1-0 in their first home game in the Premier League, with a goal from Robbie Blake.

And he would be thrilled if Sir Alex Ferguson would bring his side back to join in the testimonial celebrations.

The 37-year-old said: “It’s probably the most difficult opposition to get, but Manchester United is the plan.

“We have a few other options as well, but my first priority is United.

“The idea is that it will be the last home game of pre-season so that people can see any new additions and how the form is going into the new season.”

Other proposed events include a Race Night with a Twist, An Evening With Brian Jensen, a Golf Day, and a Testimonial Dinner.

But Jensen is eager to stress that the plans won’t get in the way of his bid to wrestle back the goalkeeping jersey from current incumbent Lee Grant: “The testimonial is secondary to the football obviously, but I’m excited.

“I know it’s going to take a bit of my time, but the more effort I put in, the better it will be for the fans hopefully.

“I’m going to do my utmost.

“It’s a celebration and recognition because it’s not often it happens, that you spend 10 years with one club.”

• AFTER an amazing summer of Olympic sport, the Clarets are looking to continue the gold rush by offering a ticket promotion culminating in the chance to secure a ticket for the derby with Blackburn Rovers at Turf Moor on Sunday, December 2nd.

By buying a ticket to a bronze and silver category match at a reduced price, you will have the chance to purchase a ticket for the gold category Blackburn match before they go on general sale.

Taking advantage of the offer will guarantee priority access to a ticket for the Blackburn match, save on matchday prices and get yourself a place in a draw to win one of 10 limited edition signed Burnley shirts.

Bronzes matches are: Peterborough - Saturday, September 15th (3 p.m.).

Silver matches are: Millwall, Saturday, September 29th (3 p.m.); Sheffield Wednesday, Tuesday, October 2nd (7-45 p.m.); Blackpool, Saturday, October 20th (5-20 p.m.); Charlton Athletic, Saturday, November 17th (3 p.m.).

Buying a bronze and silver match together could save up to £8 for a member and £5 for a non-member.

Tickets are available from the Turf Moor ticket office only and went on sale from 9-15 a.m. yesterday.

For more information, call the Turf Moor Ticket Office on 0871 221 1914.

The offer is only open to fans who have a valid Clarets Number.

• The Burnley Express has launched a FREE football app which is now available to download on iPhone and Android devices.