Stephen Ward will leave Burnley when his contract expires this summer.

Sean Dyche confirmed after the Clarets’ final-day 3-1 defeat to Arsenal that the 33-year-old would not be offered a new deal at Turf Moor.

Ward has made just 11 appearances this season having had knee surgery in October.

Dyche had hoped the left back might get a cameo on the final day but given the pattern of play, that didn’t come to pass.

In total Ward played 113 times for the Clarets, scoring four goals, having joined from Wolves back in 2014.

“Wardy won’t be getting a new contract with us,” said Dyche, who left Ben Gibson out of the match-day 18 to accommodate Ward.

“I wanted him involved and to try and get him on but obviously we were chasing the win.

“I said to Gibbo we had to cover James Tarkowski because he hadn’t trained hardly at all after having a little ‘un, and we wanted to keep the strikers and wide players on, so I said to Gibbo I wanted to pay Wardy the respect he’s due.

“He’s been a magnificent servant for us, and Gibbo is a great pro and respected that.

“We have to make decisions, simple as that.

“And there will be more over the summer.

“Wardy’s been brilliant for us, absolutely brilliant, he’s done a fantastic job.”