Who stays and who goes?
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Burnley have various players who are out-of-contract in the summer and decisions will have to be made. Here is a look at the possibilities:

Joe Hart

Hart has never really settled at Burnley. Some impressive performances in the 2018-19 season have largely been forgotten with many fans holding him responsible for the team's poor run of form, during that period. 

That consensus is very harsh but many supporters never really warmed to the ex-Manchester City man. 

Hart was seen as a man who had unfairly ousted the much-loved Tom Heaton. Nick Pope, by contrast, was someone who rose to fame with the club when Heaton suffered his first long-term injury. He was another who was loved by the supporters. 

A departure seems inevitable unless Pope is sold. In that situation, it would be silly to simply let a goalkeeper of his pedigree to walk out of the door. 

Verdict: Keep if Pope is sold but allow to leave if Pope stays

Phil Bardsley 

The veteran right-back has had a new lease of life over the past year or so. 

At 34, Bardsley is in the twilight years of his career but he still offers guarantees. He will be a vocal leader and he will be a combative presence on the field. In normal circumstances, Burnley would probably be in the market for a mainstay right-back but a tough market may be significantly tougher to navigate. 

These are unprecedented times at the moment. The Clarets could be a little cash strapped when the football returns so extending the veteran's contract would be a sensible decision both on and off the pitch. He still has enough in the tank to keep Matt Lowton on his toes.

Verdict: Keep

Jeff Hendrick

The Irishman is a much maligned figure at Turf Moor but that criticism is very unwarranted. Hendrick may lack the technical skill and speed of some players, however, he is an honest professional who plays a key role in the Burnley system. His conservative positioning on the right-hand side allows Dwight McNeil more attacking freedom. 

Hendrick sits in a deep position, allowing the midfield to remain compact when McNeil is high up the pitch. 

His ability to play in central-midfield and as a number-ten is also noteworthy. Versatility is always important at clubs like Burnley. 

Verdict: Keep

Aaron Lennon

The £3-million buy from Everton has been a solid competitor since making his move to East Lancashire. 

Lennon always delivers honest shifts. He puts in the miles. Sadly, that seems to be the prerequisite at this football club. This means that he may miss out on a contract extension. 

Verdict: Allow to leave

Robbie Brady

Brady has been a bit of an enigma since his £12-million move from Norwich City. He has had some moments of brilliance. 

Unfortunately, his time with the Clarets had been plagued with injuries. He has spent more time on the sidelines than he has on the grass. His future with Burnley could really depend on what happens with McNeil. 

The youngster could be sold after attracting the interest of some rival clubs. In that case, Brady could be given an opportunity to salvage his career at Turf Moor. Allowing Brady to go would leave Johann Berg Gudmundsson as the only left-footed winger at the club.

If McNeil stays, however, it's tough to see Brady getting an extension.  

Verdict: Keep if McNeil is sold but allow to leave if McNeil stays

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