This is all a ?Little' confusing

Last updated : 21 May 2003 By Tony Scholes

Glen played in Reading’s semi-final 2nd leg defeat against Wolves having missed the first leg through illness but the question most fans are asking is just who he will play his next game for.

Will it be Reading? Will he be back at Burnley? Will he move elsewhere? All questions and no obvious answer although if nothing happens then he will remain a Burnley player who is under contract to the club until the end of next season.

A move to Reading I would think is most unlikely. Glen is hardly likely to move to a club unless they were at least going to match his current wage and that it is hardly expected that a club outside the Premiership would be prepared or even able to do that. Much would therefore depend on whether a Premiership club were willing to take a risk on him.

There has been much conflicting evidence as to Glen’s thoughts with our local press telling us that he is ready to come back whilst the Reading press are more than keen to suggest that he will be a summer signing for the Royals.

Yesterday Gareth Taylor, also one year from the end of his current deal, said he would be happy to sign a new deal to take him beyond that year. Today Glen has said exactly the same and told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, "I'm perfectly happy to stay at Burnley if they want to keep me. Obviously things have gone quiet now the season is over, but I've had a little chat with the gaffer and there's no change to the original plan, which was always to come back after the summer break.

"I still have at least a year left and, although you can never say never, I am more than happy to stay as long as they want."

That has to be further good news for the Clarets following on from Gareth Taylor’s show of

loyalty. He didn’t have the best of seasons but there is no doubt that Little is the talisman, the player capable of turning a game on its head as he did against Spurs in the Worthington Cup.

There isn’t a Burnley fan anywhere who doesn’t want to see Glen back to his best and in a Claret & Blue shirt next season.