Clarets suspend Gudjonsson
Joey Gudjonsson has been suspended for two weeks following his reported comments about Brian Laws.
Last Updated: 12/04/10 5:02pm
Burnley midfielder Joey Gudjonsson has been suspended for two weeks following his reported comments about manager Brian Laws.
Gudjonsson has been told to stay away from Turf Moor over the next fortnight as the club conduct a full investigation into what he said.
An Icelandic website quoted the 29-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, as suggesting Laws had lost the dressing room even before their 6-1 home drubbing at the hands of Manchester City.
Gudjonsson was not involved in Saturday's 4-1 victory over fellow strugglers Hull City and attended an internal disciplinary hearing on Monday.
"He lost the dressing room long ago," Gudjonsson reportedly told Icelandic website fotbolti.net last week.
"I think all the players have lost faith in him, the performances say all that has to be said."
The Iceland international has made just 14 appearances for the Clarets this season, with his last outing coming in the FA Cup defeat by Reading on 23rd January.
Laws took charge following Owen Coyle's departure in January and has managed just two victories from his 14 games in charge, with his charges suffering 11 defeats.
Burnley chief executive Paul Fletcher has moved to dismiss reports of any divisions within the squad, and hailed Laws' achievements for breaking the Clarets' away-day duck in the top-flight.
When asked about the team spirit, he told Sky Sports News: "It is totally united.
"You get these comments to say 'the manager has lost the dressing room', this is just par for the course with clubs towards the foot of the table.
"There was no loss of unity at the game on Saturday and Brian Laws did a fantastic job to get what no other manager at this club has done - get an away win in the Premier League."