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Jones Eyes Premier Return After Signing New Two-Year Deal

29 July 2015

David Jones insists his motivation in signing a new deal is to help Burnley back to the Premier League.

The Clarets midfielder, who had one year remaining on his present deal, penned a new two-year contract this afternoon to follow in the footsteps of team mates Tom Heaton and Scott Arfield.

And Jones, who has made 87 appearances for the Clarets since joining from Wigan in 2013, is eager to get the next chapter of his Turf Moor career underway.

David puts pen to paper

He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Burnley. I think the club is moving forwards and I’m looking forward to another big season for the club.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with the manager, players and staff at the club and life, on and off the pitch, has been good for me here, so it was important for me to extend my stay.

“I feel in the last two seasons I have had a decent run in the side. Obviously as a player I want to be playing and we will have more competition for places this year, but hopefully I can be in the team and have another push to get the team back in the Premier League.”

The Clarets begin their assault on the Championship at Leeds in 10 days’ time. And after seeing best pal Heaton and wide man Arfield commit their long-term futures recently, Jones feels the squad is motivated to repeat their heroics of two years ago.

He said: “I’ve been here two years and the club is definitely moving forwards. The manager has put in place good foundations and you sense, with Scott and Tom signing new deals, that we all enjoy it here and want to move forward with the club.

“They are two players who have played virtually every game in the last two seasons and their motivation will be the same as mine; to get back in the Premier League with Burnley.”

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