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Laws Fundraising With Owls Duo

Wednesday boss Brian Laws is looking to raise some extra funds to build his squad for the start of the 2008-09 campaign - by shipping out two of the current Owls squad.

Laws has deemed both midfielder Kenny Lunt and striker Leon Clarke surplus to requirements at Hillsborough and is keen to get the duo out of the club to help free up some funds for him to bring new players in.

Laws told BBC Radio Sheffield: 'If Leon or Kenny decide to move on then there will be money available.'

The duo have both been expected to leave S6 in recent months, although former Wolves hitman Clarke shone in the last two matches of the season - sealing the vital win over Leicester City with the last goal in the 3-1 at the Walkers, and also netting in the final day win over Norwich City.

But Clarke is set to depart for pastures new, with League One side Southend United seemingly renewing their interest in their former loan star, who looked set for a permanent move to Roots Hall when his successful loan stint ended earlier this year, only to see it collapse at the final minute.

But Clarke now seems to have made up with Shrimpers boss Steve Tilson and the move south could be back on.

Kenny Lunt also went out on loan, to former club Crewe this season, but failed to impress on the scale of Clarke at Southend, and it remains to be seen if Alex want their man back on a permanent deal.

Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 12:00PM


Get rid of Burton then we free up 10k per week in wages....
02/06/2008 22:38:00
can we please have a takeover. yet again we are going to miss all the best players and be left with the dreggs that no one wants, we may well get rid of lunt and clarke but who will we replace them with??? surely there must be some news on the sheard/sotnick front or was it all make believe?
03/06/2008 12:49:00
sooner there sold the better
03/06/2008 12:59:00
burton on 10k a week..are you *****ed placebo?..we only paid 150k for him from rotherham..more like 1k a week mate!
03/06/2008 13:43:00
Worksop Owl I think Placebo meant the combined wages freed up (with Lunt and Clarke departing as well as Burton). Fingers crossed, I hear Sheard has just said his intentions are still to get the takeover done anyway.
03/06/2008 13:54:00
there is no way he's on ten k a week, jeffers is only on 9k and brunt and whelan left because they weren't offered the same amount
03/06/2008 13:58:00
Hoorah! I thought rumour was that Lenny was the highest paid player after Jeffers? Get rid! Doesn't make sense in getting rid of Burton Sheard latest:
03/06/2008 13:58:00
Been through the Burton one before - what is the point of getting rid of a player - that is your '3rd striker' (in an ideal world) - only cost 150k, does not get injured (very important considering Jeffers record) and scores roughly a goal every three games. How safe a bet do you think his replacement will be ?
03/06/2008 14:01:00
burton is a very good squad player to have!! holds the ball up very well n brings others in to play!!!
03/06/2008 14:44:00
With respect, the last time I checked being a striker was about scoring goals - which Burton doesn't do very consistantly. Yes, he holds the ball up... Great. But I'd take a Striker who can poach goals persistantly over that anyday. Get rid.
03/06/2008 15:17:00
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