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Midfielder George Green, who signed for the Clarets in January from Ossett Albion having previously been with Everton and Oldham Athletic, has won himself a further year at Turf Moor after impressing in the development squad.

The 20-year-old had endured a difficult time after a big move to Everton from Bradford City when 15. He went through a period of depression and even at Oldham early last season he felt the need to get out.

1516 burnley george green 900It appears he’s got the right people helping him now in terms of his agents and they helped get him a trial at Burnley at the start of 2016. He impressed enough to be offered a contract until the end of the season.

Today it has been revealed that there was a clause in the deal which has been activated to keep him at Burnley in an extended deal, and that extension is for another year. He’s done well with the development squad and has scored goals, including one in the semi-final of the Final Third League Cup, the final of which we are still awaiting.

Coach Michael Jolley said today: “George has thoroughly deserved his new deal to remain at Burnley as he has adapted well to our environment. There is no doubting the quality that George has got and we treat people how we find them, and he is a player that has impressed us in his time here.

“He is a player with great potential and next season is going to be a big year for him. There are a few different options now; go on to catch the eye of the manager, continue to impress in our ever developing group and then there’s also the option of him to go out on loan and experience some first team football.

“It’s great to keep George at the club, and hopefully he can now go on to fulfil his undoubted potential.”

He has already played league football. He made six appearances for Tranmere in a loan deal towards the end of the 2014/15 season and last season made four more during his short time at Oldham.

It’s good news that he’s been offered this new deal but even better news to hear that he’s obviously in a much better place than he has been. That’s often a difficult place to get out of so really well done to him for that.

I now look forward to seeing him progress at Burnley and showing the talent that led to him being signed at such a young age by Everton.

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