Burnley have confirmed the departure of veteran midfielder Graham Alexander by mutual consent.
The 39-year-old Scot has reached a settlement with the Lancashire club to cancel the remaining year of his contract.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Burnley FC would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Alexander, who has been a model professional and influential leader during his four years at Turf Moor."
The club captain was instrumental in the Clarets' promotion to the top flight in 2009 and played a significant role in the club's single-year Premier League campaign.
Last season, the former Scotland international made history by becoming only the second outfield player in English football to make 1,000 senior appearances, appearing as a late substitute in a 2-1 league victory over Swansea in April.
The statement concluded: "Everyone at Burnley Football Club would like to wish Graham every success in his future playing and coaching career."
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