JOEY Barton is keen stay with Burnley for the Clarets’ shot at the Premier League next season - but would like a longer contract than another one-year deal.

The 33-year-old signed as a free agent in August on a season-long contract and has become a key man in Sean Dyche’s promotion-winning side as well as a cult hero at Turf Moor, winning four player of the year awards from supporters groups.

But Barton, who was celebrating a third promotion to the top flight on Monday, will be out of contract in the summer and he revealed talks on a new deal had been put on hold until the campaign was over, but that he wants to stay with the Clarets.

“The club made me an offer about six weeks ago and I said, ‘Look, it’s far too late in the season, my mind is winning on the Championship, let’s get over the line, pat ourselves on the back and then sit down’,” he said.

A key part of the decision on whether the former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder remains at Turf Moor will be the length of contract on the table from Burnley.

“There’s a desire for me to be here, that hasn’t changed, but at 33, stroke 34, I don’t know whether I want to stay for a year, that’s the reality of it,” said Barton.

“We’ll sit down and negotiate, I’d like to stay here longer. At this stage of my career it’s not financial, there’s no financial angle for me, I just want a bit of stability, my eldest child is about to start school so I want to put some roots down somewhere.

“If Burnley want me here great, if not then I’m summising that there’ll be one or two options, but I want to win the title, get it done and that will take care of itself.”

Burnley have become the first team since Barton’s Newcastle in 2009/10 to win automatic promotion from the Championship the season after relegation.

But the experienced midfielder, who also went straight back up with QPR, believes that should be the minimum requirement and said the Clarets promotion had been achieved because of the work they put in away from the pitch.

“I’ve been down three times and gone back up three times,” said Barton.

“I don’t think it’s that hard, that’s what you should do. If you’re a Premier League player you should get out of this division.

“Your daily habits have to be right, this is why we’re getting promoted. Not because of Monday, not because of flashes in the pan, it’s what we do when nobody’s looking, that’s what champions are made of.

“It’s when nobody’s there and in your gym on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and other teams aren’t doing it. When teams are already thinking about Christmas and we just keep going hard.

“The gaffer and the staff and everyone behind the scenes deserve massive credit, some days when you feel a little tired and a little sorry for yourself the whip is cracked on you and we go again. That’s the attitude of the group and it’s taken us back to the Premier League, but we’ve got to stay there now.”