Clarets tie down stopper


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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has revealed his delight after putting pen to paper on a new contract with the Premier League outfit.

The 25-year-old joined the Clarets last summer from League One side Charlton but was restricted to just four appearances in the FA Cup and League Cup.

The stopper was drafted in as back-up to Tom Heaton and has been handed more opportunities this season after the England international sustained an injury.

Heaton dislocated his shoulder in Burnley’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and Pope has since started four Premier League games. Pope has kept two clean sheets from his four outings and the Clarets have clearly been impressed by his exploits by handing him a new deal.

Burnley have confirmed that Pope has penned a new three-year contract, which will run until June 2020, while the club also have the option of a further 12 months.

Pope told Burnley’s official website: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract and extend my stay here.

I’ve been really happy since I signed last year so I’m really pleased to get it done.

“We are still growing as a club and I’m growing as a player. That’s what I wanted to do when I first signed.”

Burnley return to Premier League action on Saturday and can be backed at 2.63 to continue their fine start to the season when they face West Ham, who are priced at 2.88 to claim all three points at Turf Moor. The draw is available at 3.20.

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