Thornton not for Burnley

Last updated : 09 January 2003 By Tony Scholes

Earlier this week it was believed that the former Tranmere midfielder would be a Burnley player by this weekend and in the squad for the Ipswich game and his agent was certainly doing his best to give that impression.

That is not going to happen though and Stan has said today that Thornton is not a player he is interested in and he will not be joining the Clarets. I don’t think the message can be any clearer than that.

The player who had a loan spell at Blackpool before Christmas is not in the running for a first team place at Sunderland despite the Mackems having fourteen players currently unavailable through injury. But wherever his next game is it is not going to be in a Burnley shirt.