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Less than three weeks after his Premier League debut, 21-year-old Josh Benson has signed a new deal with the Clarets that could see him remain at Turf Moor until the summer of 2024.

The new contract will run until the end of the 2022/23 season with the club having the option of a further season.

Having joined the Clarets, initially on trial, from Arsenal, towards the end of the 2017/18 season, he’s progressed well and that included a loan spell at Grimsby in the early months of 2020 prior to the lockdown.

This season he featured in the three League Cup ties, starting at Millwall, but then got his Premier League debut at of all places Manchester City and did well, getting a few minutes a week later against Everton.

The midfielder told the club’s website on signing his new deal: “I feel like it’s the start of my career and I need to build on this. I’m really happy here. I’ve worked hard for this and now I just want to crack on and focus on my football. It’s been a great few weeks. I’ve been getting more confident, playing the games, and now the club has shown faith in me I feel even more confident and hopefully I can push on and deliver on the pitch.”

He added: “It’s been a big transition moving up north and I’ve enjoyed it here. It’s a great club and I feel like I’ve matured a lot, developed as a player here, and realised it’s a different life from being a boy to a man, moving away from home.

“Being at a Premier League club has been a dream of mine and now I’m training regularly, being on the bench and starting to get some minutes with the first team it’s becoming a reality. I just want to be the best player I can be and play as many games as possible. This is just the start and I want to build on it and hopefully earn more contracts in the future.”

Burnley fans love to see a young player coming through and establishing himself in the first team although in Benson’s case he was 18 when he first signed for us having fulfilled his scholarship at Arsenal.

Up the Clarets wish him all the very best.

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