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Matt Lowton has today confirmed that he’s leaving Burnley at the end of his contract this summer, thus ending an eight year stay with the Clarets.

He signed from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, coming in to replace Kieran Trippier who had departed for Spurs. However, injury forced him to miss the start of the season and it was only after the defeat at Middlesbrough in December that he went on to win his place in the team.

From then, he became the regular right-back, eventually being challenged by Phil Bardsley who signed in 2017, and then in the 2021/22 season following the arrival of Connor Roberts.

This past season, however, saw him play just two League Cup games before he left on loan for Huddersfield in January.

Today, he said: ““It’s just a huge thank you to everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I’m glad we’ve had so much success and that we’ve brought the fans down to Turf Moor every week in their numbers.”

“If you’re from Burnley – you’re a massive Burnley fan. It means so much to the town and with the culture here I grasped that straight away. The fans have been great with me and my family over the years and I was happy to repay them. Hopefully I did on the pitch by giving them 100%.”

He added: “We’ve seen this season it’s been unbelievable and hopefully I’ll be coming back and watching them in the future. I hope it goes from strength to strength because the love I have for this club, I can’t really put it into words.”

Matt played just over 200 league and cup games for the Clarets. His debut came as a substitute in an away draw at Nottingham Forest. His final league appearance was also as a substitute at Aston Villa when he was very harshly sent off and his last Turf Moor appearance came with the League Cup win against Crawley.

He’s proved to be a very good signing for us and we wish him the very best in the future.

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