Facey Still Wanted By Clarets

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Mark Heys
Burnley are still tracking Bolton Wanderers striker Delroy Facey and could make a renewed move for the former Huddersfield Town player at the end of January.

The 23-year old has only appeared once in the Premiership for Wanderers this season, the opening day defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford, and Clarets boss Stan Ternent is keen to bring the player back to Turf Moor on a permanent basis after he impressed in a loan spell earlier in the season.

However Bolton boss Sam Allardyce would prefer a cash sale for the young Yorkshireman and at the moment as is in the case of many clubs cash is in short supply at Burnley. Nevertheless Ternent will be hoping to persuade his Lancashire counterparts to reach a compromise to bring Facey back to the Clarets.

"Del played in the first team at Bolton, but I think Sam would like to sell him." Ternent explained

"We're not in a position to buy him, so when the transfer window closes at the end of January, we can ask, and see what happens."

"He played against Tranmere, and I'm not picking Sam's team, but I'm almost certain he'll play in the replay and if they got through that, he would play in the next round towards the end of January. After that, I don't know what will happen. If he's still a Bolton player in February, then we'll have a look.

"But we still have to pay wages as well, so isn't just as easy as that at the moment." he added.