Burnley defender Cameron Dummigan has expressed his delight after signing a new two-and-a-half year deal at Turf Moor.
And the highly-rated right back, who is currently enjoying a loan spell at Oldham Athletic, now wants to push on into the Clarets first team after signing his second professional deal.
Dummigan, 19, said: “Burnley is a fantastic club that means a lot to me and I am delighted to have extend my stay.
“I am buzzing at the minute. I am learning something new every game, so hopefully that is vital for me in the future and hopefully I can then push on into the first team.”
Dummigan, who won the Youth Team Player of the Year as a first year scholar in 2013, has competition for his place following the summer additions of Tendayi Darikwa and Matthew Lowton.
But it’s a challenge the former Cliftonville youngster relishes.
He added: “Competition for places is definitely something I prefer, as I have confidence in my own ability to push through eventually and hopefully get my chance.
“There’s obviously two great right backs at Burnley, who I am learning massively from, as they both have tons of experience which can only help me.
“And then last season, with Kieran Trippier and Steven Reid, again I had two players who were great to learn from.
“Reidy played in the Premier League for a number of seasons and obviously Kieran is a fantastic player, if not one of the best right backs in the Premier League at the minute, so I’ve had four tremendous players to learn from.”
The Northern Ireland U21 international’s contract was due to expire in the summer, but the full back just wants to carry on as normal after the security of the new deal.
He said: “You are always worried when you approaching the end of your deal, but I just got on with my football and it’s great that I have been rewarded with the deal.
“I just need to keep doing what I am doing, working hard every day, learn from the people around me and take my chance when I get it.”
An exclusive video with Cameron will be available to Clarets Player HD subscribers on Tuesday morning.