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New Deal For Glennon

Young defender rewarded with extended stay at Turf Moor

25 July 2019

Defensive prospect Anthony Glennon has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Turf Moor.

Glennon joined the Clarets last summer after leaving Liverpool’s Academy.

And following an impressive first season with Burnley’s Under-23s – as well being named on the bench for the Clarets’ Premier League fixture against champions Manchester City in April – the left-back has been rewarded with a new two-year deal with a further 12-month option.

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“I’ve been in talks for a while and I’m just delighted to get it over the line,” said the 19-year-old.

“But’s it nothing different. The hard work continues. I felt like I had a good year last year and I just hope to step on from that again.

“Getting around the first team is my main aim but being around the under-23s every day is still great experience for me and I’m just looking forward to the season.”

Glennon spent more than a decade coming through the youth ranks at Anfield before being released.

But the Bootle-born defender got over that disappointment to regularly captain the Clarets’ U23 side under Steve Stone last season as they secured a top-four finish in the northern section of the Professional Development League and reached the last eight of the PL Cup.

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“I have spoken about wearing the captain’s armband and it means a lot to me. I’m proud to wear it and lead the lads,” added Glennon.

“Steve said to me the other day ‘would I have thought in 12 months I would be in this position? and I said ‘no’.

“When I first left Liverpool it was tough for me. But making the bench in the Premier League – and even for the pre-season friendlies – has been a great experience and something I really want to build on.”

Glennon was among the substitutes for the Clarets' pre-season games at Crewe and Fleetwood Town during the past week.

But after missing the U23s' win at Bamber Bridge on Wednesday night he faces a fitness check ahead of their trip to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.


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