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1920 burnley anthony glennon 01 500x500New under-23 captain Anthony Glennon has signed a new contract with the Clarets; the new deal is for two years with the club having an option for a further year.

The 19-year-old has been at Burnley for just a year, having left Liverpool where he spent a decade coming through the academy system, and was a regular in the under-23 side playing in his preferred left-back position or in the centre of defence when a number of players were ruled out in that position with injury.

His form last season saw him make the bench for the first team at the end of last season for the penultimate home game against Manchester City and has now led to him getting this new deal.

He said: “I’ve been in talks for a while and I’m just delighted to get it over the line. But it’s nothing different. The hard work continues.

“I felt like I had a good year last year and I just hope to step on from that again. Getting around the first team is my main aim but being around the under-23s every day is still great experience for me and I’m just looking forward to the season.

“I have spoken about wearing the captain’s armband and it means a lot to me. I’m proud to wear it and lead the lads. Steve (Stone) said to me the other day ‘would I have thought in 12 months I would be in this position? and I said ‘no’. When I first left Liverpool it was tough for me, but making the bench in the Premier League,  and even for the pre-season friendlies, has been a great experience and something I really want to build on.”

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