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Anderson Extends Turf Moor Stay

14 July 2016

Burnley-born defender Tom Anderson has today put pen to paper on a new two-year contract, with a further year’s option in the club’s favour.

Anderson has been with the Clarets since the age of eight, and first signed professional terms in May 2012 after impressing in the side that reached the FA Youth Cup semi-final.

And the 22-year-old admitted the ambition to pull on a first team shirt constantly drives him on.

Speaking from the club's training camp in Evian, he told Clarets Player HD: "I am very happy. Being a local boy it means a lot to me and every day I strive to keep getting better and better.

"I’ve got another two years now to hopefully show what I can do.

"I’m Burnley born and bred and I’ve always wanted to play for Burnley. I’ll keep trying and one day hopefully achieve my goal.

"It’s tough because around Premier League players you have to be that little bit sharper mentally.

"Things are so much quicker and you have to anticipate things more. The bar has been raised and I’ll just try my best."

Anderson, who has now been out on loan six times, spent the latter part of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Sky Bet League One side Chesterfield, making 18 appearances at the heart of defence as they avoided relegation.

His first taste of Football League action came during a loan spell at Carlisle United, having previously gained experience at Barrow, Lincoln City, Hyde and Halifax.

Last season, he was named on the Clarets’ first-team bench 10 times and is currently with the squad at their training camp in Evian ahead of the new campaign.

Watch a full interview with Tom on Clarets Player HD from Evian later today.

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