Blake drops Clarets exit hint

Burnley striker Robbie Blake has admitted he is likely to leave Turf Moor at the end of the season in search of more regular first-team football.

Blake, 34, has seen his starting opportunities become limited since the arrival of Brian Laws as manager in January.

The veteran striker's contract at the recently relegated Premier League club expires next month and Blake has admitted he is likely to move on to new pastures.

The former Darlington and Bradford City forward has made almost 300 appearances during two spells with the Clarets.

"It's obviously been a frustrating time and I haven't played as much as I would have liked," Blake told the club's official website.

"If that continues then I am 34 and I need to be playing. I have had a chat with the manager and he knows that I want to play.

"I've had a great time at the club and I love it here, but I do need to play games, so we will just need to see what happens over the next couple of weeks."

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