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Under-23 midfielder Mace Goodridge has today signed a new deal with the Clarets that will keep him at Turf Moor until the end of next season.

Mace first came to the club from Newcastle on trial towards the end of the 2017/18 season and impressed more than enough to earn himself a contract from that summer. He started the following season really well but then suffered a cruciate ligament injury in training that kept him out for virtually a year.

Since his return, he’s recovered the form he’d shown early last season and twice recently, at Spurs and Manchester United, he’s been on the bench for the first team, and his form has been rewarded with this new deal that will give him another season beyond this as a Burnley player.

He said of the deal: “I’m really happy to get it over the line. I’ve worked hard to get back from my injury so I’m delighted to get it done.

“Obviously, I have been in and around the first team a couple of times and that’s where I want to be. You can see how well the first team lads have done, come through a tough patch against top teams recently and I want to be a part of that someday.

“I really enjoy being here, it’s my third season here now and I’m delighted to be here for a fourth come pre-season, and although I have been to a few clubs, I really feel like I have found a home here and I’m ready to kick on.

When he returned from injury, he found himself one of four players vying for a central midfield role in the under-23s alongside Josh Benson, Christian N’Guessan and Adam Phillips. Those three have all now gone out on loan so he’s become the senior midfielder in the team and that will give him a big opportunity to impress during the remainder of the season.

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