Tom Anderson Signs New Two Year Extension
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that defender Tom Anderson has signed a contract extension for another two-and-a-half years. Anderson, who has been at the club since the age of eight, signed his first professional contract with the club in May 2012, after impressing in the youth team.
The 21-year-old got his first taste of competitive football at Barrow in 2012, making a handful of appearances. Upon his return, Anderson made the bench for the Clarets first-team in a trip away to Millwall in January 2013 before ending the campaign at Hyde.
Anderson has also enjoyed a successful loan spells at Lincoln City as well as a period on loan this season with Sky Bet League Two side Carlisle United. The Burnley born centre-back was delighted to have extended his stay at Turf Moor until the summer of 2017.
Speaking about his new contract Tom Anderson said: “This means everything to me, I have been on one-year contracts for the last few years now and for me, to be given a longer deal is massive.
You always get worried when you come close to the end of your contract and you know you have to work hard and impress and that is what I have been doing and luckily I have been rewarded for it.
I have gained massively from my loan spells this season. My first game for Lincoln was in front of 2000 fans in non-league and then a few months later, my first league game for Carlisle was at Portsmouth in front of 15,000 fans so it helps you learn the game more and how you deal with different circumstances like that.”
Anderson, who has racked up 39 first team appearances while on loan added: “I just need to keep doing what I am doing, keep my head down and keep working hard. I’m no longer a young boy anymore, I’m 21 and now I have to kick-on and do everything I can to get into the first team and that has been my dream ever since I joined the club when I was eight.”