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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with new contract

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has penned a new deal.

The goalkeeper – part of England's 2018 World Cup squad – is fully recovered from the shoulder injury that put his Burnley career on hold last season following a spectacular introduction to the Premier League.

And the 27-year-old has now signed a deal that will keep him with the Clarets until June, 2023 with the option of a further 12 months.

“I am in a good place. The shoulder feels good and I'm looking forward to coming back ready for next season," said Pope.

“With the contract being for a further four years that will carry me through the majority of my career.

“When you look at a long deal like that, you take into context the club you're at and the people you will be around every day.

“I love being where I am and working with the lads every day. It's an enjoyable place to be."

Clarets boss Sean Dyche added: “After a difficult, injury-affected year, through no fault of his own, Nick lost a season's work.

“But we are absolutely delighted that he has now agreed a new long-term deal, which mirrors the aim of the club.

“We have always said we want to be strong in the market and that includes when it comes to other clubs trying to get our players. This is a clear sign of that.

“Nick has shown himself to be a real professional and we are delighted to have him at the club until 2024 and look forward to continuing the good work he has already achieved."

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