Jay Rodriguez has put pen to paper on a two-year extension at Burnley.
The 32-year-old was out of contract in the summer after arriving for his second spell at Turf Moor in 2019 – making the move from West Bromwich Albion.
With many others waiting to see if Burnley can maintain their status as a Premier League club, Rodriguez has acted early to sort out his future for the next couple of seasons.
The striker indicated that the closeness of the current squad was a key factor behind agreeing his extension.
He said: “A big thing that’s stood out for me since I’ve been here is the togetherness of the group and how we work for each other. We’re all humble and down to earth. You look at the squad and you know you’re going to work extremely hard.
“Togetherness is definitely something you notice with the Burnley fans; they are always with you. They can see you working hard on the pitch, and they’ll be behind you no matter what.
“I’ve made many memories so far and hopefully I can make some more soon. You’ve always got to keep improving in football and make as many memories as you can."
Having grown up in the area and supported the Clarets, it remains a humbling experience for Rodriguez to don the claret and blue jersey in front of the Burnley supporters.
He added: “The club means a lot to me. Having grown up in the area, it is always a pleasure and a privilege to represent Burnley, so when the Club offered the contract, it was a no brainer for me. I couldn’t wait to sign it.
“To play for Burnley being a Burnley lad is extra special. To see where the club has come and where it’s at now, I just wanted to be a part of that and I can’t wait for the next chapter at the club.”