Nick Pope’s season has just got ten-times better, after Burnley announced he had signed a new three-year contract with the club.
Since the Claret’s first choice keeper in Tom Heaton was ruled out for a lengthy period after dislocating his shoulder, Pope has come in and impressed, having only made his debut as a substitute last month.
The 25-year-old’s new contract includes the option of an extra 12 months, and the goalkeeper is highly likely to feature in the majority of the Clarets games this season, whilst Heaton recovers from an operation.
“I’m delighted to sign a new contract and extend my stay here,” Pope, who joined the club from Charlton in the summer of 2016, told burnleyfootballclub.com.
“I’ve been really happy since I signed last year, so I’m really pleased to get it done.
“We are still growing as a club and I’m growing as a player. That’s what I wanted to do when I first signed.
“It’s been lucky on my part how it’s come about – a bit by default – but I’ve really enjoyed it since I’ve been in the team.
“The lads in front of me have been excellent and helped me a lot, especially the two centre-halves.
“It’s been a good few weeks for me personally as well.
“Everyone at the club is happy we’ve made a good start and we’ve got to build on that now.”