Kalvenes happy despite exit

Burnley have allowed Norwegian defender Christian Kalvenes to leave the club after falling down the pecking order at Turf Moor.

The 33-year-old has made just eight appearances for the Clarets this season and has not featured at all since the end of January, having joined Burnley in the summer of 2008 from Dundee United.

Kalvenes told his club's official website:"I would have loved to have played more games this season, but looking back at the time since I left Dundee United and coming down here I have experienced more than I could ever have dreamed of.

"I just have happy memories.

"The four years I have had abroad have been the best of my career. I always wanted to experience the UK and the passion for football here.

"I was 29 when I came to Scotland. It was nearing the end of my career at that time, but I had four wonderful years and I couldn't be happier.

"Most players get bought for big money from Norway for Premier League clubs. I came in the back way, going to a Championship club and winning promotion.

"But I still played in the Premier League."

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