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New Deal For Lowton

Defender commits to the Clarets with extended Turf Moor contract

31 July 2018

The Clarets have secured the services of another of their key men with defender Matt Lowton signing a new long-term contract at Turf Moor.

Lowton was under contract until June, 2020 but has been rewarded with an improved deal to run for an additio 12 months.

The agreement with Lowton comes after six of his existing Burnley team-mates signed new contracts last season.

And it means the former Aston Villa right-back, 29, should extend his stay with the Clarets to six years.

“I’m enjoying it, the same as I was the first time I walked in, so I’m looking forward to a large amount of my career being spent here,” said Lowton.

“Since I’ve joined, the manager has helped me no end on my defensive shape.

“The attitude here day-to-day is what I really need. I need to be on it all the time and the manager makes sure that everybody is.

“I’ve definitely played my best football over the past couple of years and I’m enjoying it, which helps as well.”

Lowton, who joined Burnley from Villa in June, 2015, has been a mainstay of the Clarets’ back four since starting his run in the team six months later.

The Chesterfield-born defender, who began his career at Sheffield United, was part of the 23-match unbeaten run that swept the Clarets to the Championship title in 2016 and then started all bar two of Burnley’s Premier League games in 2016/17.

A knee injury kept Lowton out for a spell mid-way through last season, but he returned at the start of February to help the Clarets finish seventh in the Premier League to set up entry into Europe.

“Ever since I walked in the door the first day I’ve enjoyed it,” Lowton told Clarets Player HD.

“The lads have been fantastic – the manager and the staff have all been brilliant – and it’s gone from strength to strength every year.

“Winning the Championship was one of the best days of my life and then staying up and qualifying for Europe, it’s just been building year-on-year.

“The manager said towards the end of last season when we had a meeting that we would talk over the summer and hopefully sort out a new deal.

“He has stuck to his word and I’m very happy to have signed for another three years.”

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