Clarets Defender Long Extends Stay

Kevin Long Extends Clarets Contract Until 2021

Burnley’s longest serving player Kevin Long who arrived at Turf Moor from Cork City in January 2010, has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Clarets until the end of the 2021 season.

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The new deal, which replaces the three-year agreement signed in August 2017, comes on the back of the centre-back’s most productive season so far with the Clarets. Long started sixteen Premier League games in the 2017/18 season, as the Clarets finished seventh in the Premier League.

Speaking about the contract extension Kevin Long said, “I came back in the summer to go again, still really enjoy being here and I’m delighted it will be for another three years. Ever since I have been at the club it has gone from strength-to-strength and it has progressed massively.”

Long’s Premier League action this season has been limited to a substitute’s appearance in the Clarets’ win at Cardiff City, however he has started three times in Burnley’s Europa League qualifying campaign and remains a key part of Dyche’s squad in competition with James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Ben Gibson for a central defensive role.

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Long’s progress at Turf Moor has made him a regular fixture in the Republic of Ireland squad and he will be looking to add to his eight caps as Ireland play Denmark and Wales in a Nations League double-header after opening with a 4-1 win over Wales in Cardiff last month.

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