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Young Claret quartet to be released
10:56am Friday 9th March 2012 in Football
BURNLEY have told four of their young players they will not be offered new deals in the summer.
Dominic Knowles, David Lynch, Ross Wilson and Neil Yadolahi have not made a first team appearance for the club, and will be released at the end of the season.
Clarets development squad coach Jason Blake said: "We will, of course, fully support them in their quest to find another club and they are free to train for the with us for the remainder of their contracts.
"We wish them well for the future."
Knowles is the most senior of the quartet.
He was named on the bench for the Clarets' final Championship game of last season against Cardiff City.
The 20-year-old forward, who came through Burnley's youth system, has been a regular in the reserves this season but now gets the chance to further his career elsewhere after two years as a professional at Turf Moor.
Midfielder Lynch, 18, was the Clarets' young player of the year for the 2010/11 season and was rewarded with a 12-month professional contract last summer.
He has since had loan experience with Droylsden and Nantwich Town, as well as playing in Burnley's reserve side.
Winger Wilson, 18, is another product of the Clarets' youth set-up who has been as regular at reserve-team level this season as a first-year professional.
Yadolahi, 18, joined the Clarets from Dublin-based St Kevin's Boys in November, 2009 before signing a 12-month professional contract last summer.
However, injuries have disrupted the defender's progress this season and he will also leave Turf Moor in the summer.
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