Burnley attacking duo sign new contracts

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Padraig Whelan

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Burnley have announced that Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra have penned contract extensions at Turf Moor.

Both players’ previous deals had been due to expire at the end of the current season, meaning they could have agreed free transfers next month,

But they have now avoided that scenario by both penning new contracts which tie them to the Clarets until the end of the 2o21/22 campaign.

Local lad Rodriguez is now in his second spell at the club and netted 11 times last season in his first year back.

“I’m really pleased. I’ve enjoyed my time here with a great bunch of lads and, obviously, being in my home town with my family and friends is an added bonus,” he told the club’s official website.

“On the football side I’m enjoying playing, want to play more and still have a lot to give. I feel fresh, fit and ready to go.”

Vydra, meanwhile, has been at the club for two years after arriving from Derby County and was also delighted to extend his stay.

“It’s really good for my family to be settled and to know that we will be here for another year,” stated Vydra.

“It’s been a successful time for the club while I’ve been here, playing in Europe and doing well in the Premier League.

“I get on well with all my team-mates here and it’s a good group to be part of so I still want to play my part and that’s something I’m aiming to keep doing.”