Bowditch loan extended

DEAN Bowditch will stay at Burnley until the end of the season.The 18-year-old young England striker scored his first goal for the Clarets at the weekend and has impressed manager Steve Cotterill.

By Derek Davis

DEAN Bowditch will stay at Burnley until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old young England striker scored his first goal for the Clarets at the weekend and has impressed manager Steve Cotterill.

The Burnley manager said: “Dean has been playing very well but only scored his first goal on Saturday. I have told him he needs to get his name as a goalscorer in the papers every week so Ipswich can see how well he is doing for when he goes back.


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“He is doing an excellent job for us and I can see him going a long way in the game.”

Bowditch originally went on loan in a one-month move which was due to expire after Saturday's game with Gillingham. The Blues have a recall clause should they need him to return.

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Meanwhile, Bowditch's temporary team-mate Brian Jensen has agreed a new contract at Turf Moor.

The 29-year-old Dane's contract was due to expire in the summer but the new agreement will extend his stay at the club until the end of the 2007-08 campaign.

Jensen arrived from West Brom in the summer of 2003 and was an ever-present last season. The arrival of Wales international Danny Coyne last year saw him start the current campaign on the bench but he regained his place after his team-mate suffered an injury.

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