‘Worried’ – Alan Shearer’s Burnley worry and pundit can’t explain Collins’ handball

Alan Shearer admits he is worried about Burnley’s future after their relegation from the Premier League.

The Clarets lost 2-1 to Newcastle United on Sunday to fall in the Championship as Leeds United beat Brentford to overtake Mike Jackson’s side in the table. Burnley were masters of their own fall against the Magpies with Nathan Collins conceding a penalty for a bizarre first-half handball and Callum Wilson taking advantage of acres of space in the second to add his and Newcastle’s second.

Maxwel Cornet reduced the backlog but it was too little too late and although Wout Weghorst and Jack Cork came close to equalizing it was not enough for Burnley.

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And Shearer, analyzing the game of the day, worries about the future of the club.

He said: “They face a really uncertain future as they have nine players out of contract and the loan taken out with the owners a significant part of it is going to be paid off so it’s a worrying time for them.”

The former Newcastle man was also unable to explain Collins’ handball as he doesn’t believe Weghorst’s signing has had the impact needed at Turf Moor.

Shearer added: “It’s unbelievable with this situation and the penalty that’s given to them and rightly so. Nathan Collins, the ball is whipped and what does he do? It’s unbelievable. His arm is out and it’s a moment of absolute madness. You can’t explain it.

“The problem for Burnley all season has been scoring goals. At 2-1 they had two or three very good chances. Only Norwich have scored fewer goals than Burnley all season.

“They brought in Weghorst when Wood was sold and it didn’t really work out. He only scored two goals.”

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