Burnley goalkeeper extends his contract

Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has signed a contract extension.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Bailey Peacock-Farrell

The 23-year-old, signed last summer from Leeds United, has extended his stay by a further 12 months to June, 2024 with the option of a further year.

While yet to make his Burnley debut after a year working and learning alongside Nick Pope and Joe Hart. the Northern Ireland international admitted it was an easy decision: “I’m delighted and it didn’t take long to do because it was a no-brainer.

“The discussions started a couple of weeks before we came back, which was nice for me to hear that the club are pleased with how I’ve done so far.

“I’m happy with how things have gone so far, as well, so it’s been a perfect for both of us.

“I haven’t managed to play in the Premier League at the moment but that’s the long-term goal of mine, as with everyone here.

“What I can do is train hard and train well and I still have my international games to show what I can do and the club are pleased with that and how I’ve progressed.

“I certainly feel like I’ve come on leaps and bounds since I came here. Like everyone said coming here, it’s the easiest dressing room to come and fit into and I couldn’t have asked for any more from the lads.”

After the departure of Hart, as well as Adam Legzdins, Peacock-Farrell could make his bow in the Carabao Cup second round, which will be the first game of the season.

And he added: “I’m one step closer now.

“Obviously Popey’s there and rightly so.

“He’s an incredible season, but I’m here to help support him but also challenge him because we both want to do the same thing.

“But it’s one step closer, which is certainly better. We’ve got the cup games and anything can happen on that and I will still hopefully get my international games in, so it’s quite a quick start to the season.”