Clarets Defender Signs New Contract

Phil Bardsley Signs One Year Contract Extension

Clarets defender Phil Bardsley has signed a new contract with the club that will see him extend his stay at Turf Moor for a further year. The experienced full-back was due to be out of contract at the end of the month, however he has agreed an extension that will see him remain at the club until the end of the season and the 2020-21 season.

Bardsley, joined the Clarets from Stoke City in July 17 and has since made 53 appearances for the club. The right-back has made 14 Premier League appearances so far this season and was in the Burnley side before the enforced break due to Covid-19. Bardsley has become the sixth member of the squad to sign a new contract since the end of last season.

The Scotland international follows Nick Pope, Charlie Taylor, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Robbie Brady to have committed to next season and beyond, with midfielder Ashley Westwood also triggering an extension to his deal to stay until June 2021. Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is to leave Turf Moor to end his four-year stay with the Clarets after the club were unable to agree terms on a new deal with the Republic of Ireland international.

Goalkeepers Joe Hart and Adam Legzdins and winger Aaron Lennon are also leaving the club on the 30th June after reaching the end of their contracts.

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