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Tarky Joy At New Deal

Defender aims to continue Clarets' journey after signing new contract

4 January 2018

James Tarkowski is delighted to have taken the next step on his ‘long-term’ journey with the Clarets after signing a new deal at Turf Moor.

Tarkowski has put pen to paper on a contract running until June, 2022 to cement his place in manager Sean Dyche’s on-going plans.

The new deal for the former Brentford and Oldham Athletic centre-back, 25, follows an outstanding first half of the season which has seen him establish himself as a proven top-flight performer.

James Tarkowski joined the Clarets from Brentford in January, 2016

“I’m happy. It’s been a good season so far and it’s nice to be rewarded by the gaffer and the club in this way,” said Tarkowski, who has played a key role in Burnley’s best top-flight season – to date – since 1973 as England international Michael Keane’s replacement in the back four.

“Hopefully I can carry on paying them back and put in some good performances.

“Since Keano left, the club has put the trust in me, so far, to take that position on.

“I feel like I’ve done quite well so far and hopefully long may that continue.

“I have said it for a long time this is a long-term project for me and the club so hopefully we can all continue what’s been a positive season so far.”

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