Courtney rejects Harriers move

Duane Courtney

Duane Courtney

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has suffered a further blow in moving on his transfer-listed quartet after Duane Courtney rejected a move to Kidderminster Harriers.

The Conference outfit, managed by former Burnley first-team coach Mark Yates, recognised the 21-year-old defender as an ideal summer swoop.

But Courtney snubbed a switch to Aggborough on the advice of his agent, who is trying to arrange an alternative destination for the former AFC Telford man.

"We were allowing Duane Courtney to go to Kidderminster," said Burnley boss otterill.

"But he has since had a chat with his agent and he thinks he can get Duane somewhere else, but as yet I haven't had the phone call.

"We will just have to wait and see on that one, but at the moment the squad is as it is."

It is the latest disappointment for Cotterill as he attempts to sell on players surplus to requirements at Turf Moor.

Earlier this week, Dutch Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar decided not to offer a contract to defender Danny Karbassiyoon.

The American spent four days training with AZ's second team but will now have to resume his efforts at Burnley, along with Micah Hyde and Gifton Noel-Williams, the two other transfer-listed players.

Cotterill, 42 yesterday, added: "It's not a case of moving players on.

"If they are here they will be treated the same as everyone else.

"There have been no bust-ups and there is no animosity.

"That is just a decision we've made and if they are here, then I would anticipate them doing a job for us because we are the ones paying their wages."

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