Young Burnley prospect signs new contract

Young Clarets prospect Lewis Richardson has signed a new deal to keep him at Turf Moor until the summer of 2025.
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The forward is currently working his way back to fitness after five months out injured, having scored for the first team in their 2-0 pre-season friendly victory at League 2 Oldham Athletic.

Richardson, 19 earlier this month, signed a two-year scholarship with the club in the summer of 2019, after impressing as an Under 16 throughout the 2018/19 season, and, having been named on the bench for Sean Dyche's side against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup in August 2019, signed a professional contract with Burnley on his 17th birthday in February 2020.

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The 17-year-old hit five of the Clarets’ six goals in a 6-1 win on his first start for the Under 18s in November 2018, over Crewe Alexandra.

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The following month, Richardson scored for England’s Under 16 side in a tournament in Turkey before bagging a hat-trick for Burnley Under 23s in a Lancashire FA Senior Cup semi-final win over Rochdale in the February.

Richardson made his first-team debut for the Clarets against Tottenham Hotspur in February 2021, replacing Jay Rodriguez, also coming on at Southampton in April last year.

The youngster went on to win the Under 23s' player of the season for the 2020/21 campaign, after an impressive season with Steve Stone's side.