Marney signs new deal
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Midfielder Dean Marney has signed a new deal with Sky Bet Championship side Burnley.

Marney’s delight

The 31-year-old has committed his future to Turf Moor with a two-year deal which will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2017.

He shared his delight saying that he was “over the moon” to secure his future for the next few years. He went on to today that he “loves” it at the Lancashire club and said that if the contract was for “five years” he would have “signed that”.

As well as the new contract, Marney, who has been at the club since 2010, is nearing a return to first-team action after he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury. He was injured back in February during their 2-2 draw with West Brom, towards the end of their season-long stint in the top flight.

Marney optimistic

The midfielder has said that he is confident of a return to the fold of Sean Dyche’s side having scored two weeks ago during a match for the development squad but has insisted that he doesn’t have a return date in mind.

The former Hull City man said that he is progressing “really well” and he quite a bit ahead of where he thought he would be.

He remained grounded saying that he hasn’t set himself any “targets” and that the international break helped his progress; he is hoping for a return “as soon as possible”.

Burnley’s great form

Marney has admitted that he will face a difficult task to make a return to the squad, as the Clarets are currently on a great run of form.

They had a shaky start to the season after failing to win in their opening three matches of the campaign, with two draws and a defeat to Leeds, Birmingham and Ipswich respectively.

However, since then, they have managed to go on an excellent four-game winning streak with victories over Brentford, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and a 2-1 triumph over newly-promoted MK Dons last weekend.