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1920 burnley chris wood signs new deal 1000x500Earlier this week it was Ashley Barnes and today his strike partner Chris Wood has followed him by signing a new deal with the Clarets that will keep him at Turf Moor until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Wood joined us from Leeds in August 2017 and made his debut as a substitute in our League Cup win at Blackburn and scored his first goal in the next game when he also came on as a sub at Wembley against Spurs and netted the late equaliser.

He’s gone on to play 71 Premier League games for us to date in which he’s scored 24 goals, the most recent of them coming at Leicester since which he’s been ruled out with injury for two games.

Hopefully he’ll be back tomorrow before going to play for New Zealand but before that he’s signed this new deal with his original contract due to finish at the end of next season.

“It’s always nice to be recognised and it’s fantastic that it’s over the line and sealed,” he said today. “It’s nice to have the two years under my belt and to be settled and happy where I am and not it’s about pushing forward and doing even better.

“If feels exactly like home, it’s a nice base and it’s a nice settled place to be. I haven’t really settled down previously at clubs. I think two and a half years is the maximum I’ve been at a club so hopefully to be here for four, five, six, seven years would be lovely. I am very happy to have it signed and look forward to the future.”

Sean Dyche always says that retaining your players is every bit as important as recruiting new ones, probably more so, and that means this has been a very good week with first Barnes and then Wood signing these new deals.

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