Scott Arfield pens new Turf contract

New contract: Scott Arfield
New contract: Scott Arfield

Scott Arfield has today signed a new three-year deal at Turf Moor, subject to paperwork.

The 26-year-old winger, who had two years remaining on his previous deal, made 40 appearances for the Clarets in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign, scoring two goals.

Arfield’s new contract comes just days after he netted the winner against Rangers on his return to Scotland, and the Scot says extending his stay at Turf Moor was a ‘no-brainer’.

“I’m buzzing and I think this is an indication from the club that they want to be back in the Premier League and that’s certainly where I want to be,” he told Clarets Player.

“Tom Heaton and I were in the same situation in terms of wanting to pledge our future to get this club back into the top flight and we’ve got a great platform to do so.”

The former Huddersfield Town man joined the Clarets in 2013 on a free transfer, and says the club’s progress in that time has been a whirlwind journey on a personal level.

Arfield added: “It’s been a fantastic journey so far for me personally coming here and experiencing the promotion season, then the fans getting to see us in the Premier League.

“Once you get a taste for that environment with the top stadiums and top players you know it’s where this club deserves to be and we’ll do our upmost to get us back there.

“Burnley is where you want to play football. The fans get right behind you and it’s a fantastic dressing room to be in - it was a no-brainer for me to extend my stay here.”