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Winger Tunde Bayode and midfielder Christian N’Guessan were both offered new deals before the end of last season. Both are currently in Poland with the under-23s but put pen to paper before departing.

1718 burnley olatunde bayode 00 500x500Bayode was very much a regular in the under-23s last season on the right hand side and it came as no surprise when he was offered a new deal as we finished fourth, reached the semi-finals of the Premier League Cup and were runners-up in the Lancashire Senior Cup.

Bayode, pictured, said: “As a team it was good to challenge in the league and go quite far in the cups last season. Individually, it would maybe have been nicer to score more goals. I normally set myself a target of around 15 a season, but anywhere around that would be good. It’s a personal goal.”

The pacy wide man added: “it’s really good to have signed again. I’m excited to see what the next year holds and hopefully I can play some first team football somewhere. Every year is important but as you get older it’s important to get into a first team environment, here or at another club. It would be good to get some experience somewhere and then maybe be a bit near our first team.”

Bayode came through the youth team at Burnley while N’Guessan, who missed a large part of last season with an ankle injury that required surgery, signed two years ago having played at youth level for Blackpool. Both have signed one year deals which leaves us waiting for news on just two of the younger players who were offered contracts. One of those is Ali Koiki who, it is likely, has signed given he is in Portugal with the first team, but striker Dan Agyei, who is currently injured, is still to decide on whether to extend his time at Burnley having signed from Wimbledon four years ago.

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