Happy Lowts gets extra year
Right-back Matt Lowton, who joined Burnley three years ago from Aston Villa, has extended his Turf Moor stay having signed a new contract until the end of the 2020/21 season.
His previous deal was due to come to an end in two years time but he’s been given a new, improved deal for a further year.
He missed the start of the 2015/16 season due to an injury and it took him until the game before Christmas to get a first start. He’s been first choice since, losing his place for just one game to Jon Flanagan at Stoke in November 2016 when he’d been available.
Speaking after the new deal was confirmed, he said: “I’m enjoying it, the same as I was the first time I walked in, so I’m looking forward to a large amount of my career being spent here.
“Since I’ve joined, the manager has helped me no end on my defensive shape. The attitude here day to day is what I really need. I need to be on it all the time and the manager makes sure that everybody is. I’ve definitely played my best football over the past couple of years and I’m enjoying it, which helps as well.”
He added: “The lads have been fantastic, the manager and the staff have all been brilliant, and it’s gone from strength to strength every year. Winning the Championship was one of the best days of my life and then staying up and qualifying for Europe, it’s just been building year on year.
“The manager said towards the end of last season when we had a meeting that we would talk over the summer and hopefully sort out a new deal. He has stuck to his word and I’m very happy to have signed for another three years.”Share this page :