September 27, 2022

Former Burnley midfielder Dale Stephens says he discovered of his Burnley exit after studying it on Twitter.

The 33-year-old moved to Turf Moor in 2020 following six profitable seasons with Brighton wherein he helped the Seagulls to safe promotion to the Premier League.

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Stephens’ time with Burnley ended on a bitter notice

The midfielder endured a frustrating two years at Turf Moor

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The midfielder endured a irritating two years at Turf Moor

Sadly resulting from harm, Stephens was restricted to simply 14 appearances for the membership throughout his two seasons on the membership, leaving his future within the stability as his contract ticked down.

Nonetheless, together with his deal expiring, Stephens revealed the brutal nature of how he found he didn’t have a future on the membership.

He informed talkSPORT’s Sunday Session: “The writing was on the wall within the interval I had there.

“It was disappointing on each side, I didn’t actually see it panning out the best way that it did as a result of once I initially went there I used to be excited for the problem, however for no matter purpose it didn’t work for me or the soccer membership.

“I form of knew that I wouldn’t be there subsequent yr.

“It in all probability sums my time up there, however I came upon on Twitter, of all locations, that I wouldn’t be getting a brand new contract.


Burnley have made a number of changes with their personnel, including hiring Vincent Kompany as their new manager this summer

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Burnley have made various modifications with their personnel, together with hiring Vincent Kompany as their new supervisor this summer time

“It was weird actually. I knew anyway earlier than my contract expired nevertheless it’s once they launch it to the press and stuff and I simply see it on my Twitter feed that I’ve been launched.

“There’s simply not a lot dialogue by way of providing contracts and many others, nevertheless it’s a clear break which isn’t all the time a nasty technique to go about it.

“A minimum of you realize the place you stand in the long run.”

Requested about what’s subsequent, Stephens stated: “The final week or two have been okay, however in two or three weeks or so if it’s nonetheless fairly quiet…

Stephens is now looking for a new club for next season

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Stephens is now in search of a brand new membership for subsequent season

“A number of lads are in the identical place, however the nearer it will get to the beginning of the season which is on the finish of the month within the Championship, it’s going to play in your thoughts somewhat bit extra.

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“In the intervening time I’m in a ok place the place I’m fortunate to go all the way down to Brighton and prepare and I’m due to try this this week till Friday.

“I do know I’m doing as a lot as I can within the meantime, however I can think about that in a few weeks’ time it’ll be somewhat bit edgy.”

He added: “It’s about looking for the appropriate match actually.

“I’ve had a troublesome couple of years the final two years with not taking part in many minutes so the primary focus is round attempting to get as many video games as doable over the following couple of years.

“I’d like to complete taking part in, somewhat than going out not taking part in sufficient minutes within the latter levels of my profession.”

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