CHRIS Wood has followed strike partner Ashley Barnes in signing a new contract with Burnley.

With Barnes tied down until the summer of 2022, Wood has now penned a deal which runs until the summer of 2023.

It extends Wood’s stay with the Clarets for an additional two years and sees the New Zealand international striker rewarded for his 24 Premier League goals since arriving from Leeds United for a then club-record fee in August 2017.

“It’s great news for both of us. It’s always nice to be recognised and it’s fantastic that it’s over the line and sealed,” said the 27-year-old.

“It’s nice to have the two years under my belt and to be settled and happy where I am and now it’s about pushing forward and doing even better.

“It feels exactly like home. It’s a nice base and it’s a nice settled place for me.

“I haven’t really settled down previously at clubs. I think two-and-a-half is the maximum I’ve been at a club so hopefully to be here for four, five, six, seven years would be lovely.

“I am very happy to have it signed and looking forward to the future.”

Wood and Barnes shared 41 top-flight goals between them in their first two seasons as a partnership with the Clarets.

Both have hit the target four times so far this term with Wood – who could return from injury to face West Ham United at Turf Moor on Saturday – looking for the combination to keep firing.

“That’s what we’ve committed for. We see Burnley as a club to be in the Premier League for a long period of time and that’s where we want to be,” he added.

“We want to be playing football in the Premier League for the rest of our careers and hopefully it’s here with Burnley.”