Joey Barton released by Burnley but George Boyd talks continue
Last Updated: 23/05/17 4:27pm
Burnley have released Joey Barton and Michael Kightly, but talks over a new deal for George Boyd are ongoing.
Barton rejoined the club on a short-term deal at the start of the year but has since been banned for 18 months by the Football Association for betting offences.
The 34-year-old is one of two senior, out-of-contract players leaving this summer along with Kightly, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Burton Albion.
But talks continue with winger Boyd and goalkeeper Paul Robinson, whose deals are also up this month, while Jon Flanagan returns to Liverpool at the end of his loan.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: "Joey leaves us for the obvious reasons after he has again been a big part of what we have achieved this season.
"Equally, Kights has been a great servant of the club and always a tremendous person to have around the group.
"Both players have had a big effect on what we have done during their time at Turf Moor and we wish them well, as we do all those leaving this summer."