Burnley star signs new contract

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Dwight McNeil of Burnley is challenged by Grady Diangana of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and West Ham United at Turf Moor on December 30, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Burnley youngster McNeil has signed a new contract with the club and has put paid to speculations over his exit from the club.

The teenager signed his first professional contract at the club last April and has been in blistering form since he made his debut for the club last season.

“A lot has happened in a short space of time and I’m happy to have signed a new deal,” McNeil Lancashiretelegraph.

“I hadn’t really thought this far ahead but I’m just happy it’s come so soon.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Burnley manager Sean Dyche is seen at full time during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Burnley ended up clear of the relegation zone in the English Premier League by six points. The team won 11 times, drew seven games, and lost 20 matches.

“The main aim was to sign it so I can focus on my football and I’ve done that now so I can focus and crack on with what I’m doing.

“I think I’ve taken my opportunity well and hopefully I can build on that.

“Hopefully I can stay in the team and really focus on this season. I think we’re doing well and we’ve got to keep that form going.

“It’s a dream staying in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and you always want to stay and play in the Premier League.”

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