Ross Wallace set for Turf Moor exit

Released: Ross Wallace celebrates his equaliser at Leicester City
Released: Ross Wallace celebrates his equaliser at Leicester City

Clarets winger Ross Wallace has been released by after five years at Turf Moor.

But stalwart defender Michael Duff is in talks over a new deal which could take his stay at Burnley into a 12th season.

New deal: Michael Duff is being offered fresh terms

New deal: Michael Duff is being offered fresh terms

Wallace, 29, was signed from Preston North End by Brian Laws in the summer of 2010, and made 165 appearances, scoring 13 goals - including a free kick to earn a point at Leicester City back in October.

The former Scotland international, who started his career with Celtic before joining Sunderland, scored in four successive league games in October and November during the 2011/12 campaign, becoming the first Burnley player in six years to achieve the feat.

Wallace said: “It’s a sad day for me to be leaving Burnley. I have thoroughly enjoyed five terrific years at the club and made many friends.

“I would like thank the manager, his staff, the players and the supporters for all their backing and I wish the club every success in the future.”

I have thoroughly enjoyed five terrific years at the club and made many friends

Ross Wallace

Burnley manager Sean Dyche added: “With the outcome of the season now clear we have met with the players to put them in the picture.

“Ross will be leaving and, of course, we thank him for his contribution to the club and we wish him well in the future.”

Wallace leaves along with midfielder Steven Reid, who this week announced his retirement from football.

Duff, however, is hopeful of agreeing to stay at the club he joined in the summer of 2004 for £30,000 from Cheltenham Town.

He is currently enjoying a testimonial year at Turf Moor, which culminates in a game at Turf Moor on August 1st.