YOUNG Burnley defender Anthony Glennon has signed a new contract.

The 19-year-old joined the Clarets last summer after leaving Liverpool's academy and having impressed for the Under-23s has signed a new two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The left back made the bench for Burnley's 1-0 Premier League defeat at home to champions Manchester City in April and has been in first-team squads during pre-season.

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

“But’s it nothing different. The hard work continues.

"I felt like I had a good year last year and I just hope to kick 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 came through the ranks at Anfield and spent more than a decade with the club.

He was then released in the summer of 2018 but has bounced back with the Clarets, often captaining Steve Stone's Under-23s side last season.

“I have spoken about wearing the captain’s armband and it means a lot to me," Glennon said.

"I’m proud to wear it and lead the lads.

“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 Under-23s' win at BetVictor Premier Division side Bamber Bridge on Wednesday night he faces a fitness check ahead of their trip to face Michael Duff's Cheltenham Town this Saturday, July 27.