BURNLEY have been handed a major boost with Dwight McNeil signing a new long-term contract at Turf Moor.

The rising star, who has reportedly attracted interest from top clubs at home and abroad, has extended his deal for a further 12 months until June 2024, with the option of another year.

The news comes at the end of a tough transfer window for Sean Dyche who has added just goalkeeper Will Norris and midfielder Dale Stephens to a squad which has been depleted by injury in the opening weeks of the new Premier League season.

“I’m delighted to sign a new contract. I love playing for the club and it’s a club I want to be at,” said the 20-year-old winger.

“It’s a great position to be in and I couldn’t have asked for more help from the lads, to be honest.

“My focus was always to be a Burnley player and carry on doing what I’m doing because I love the club, I love the team and playing for the gaffer and that’s what I want to carry on doing.”

England Under-21 international McNeil has started every Premier League game bar one for the Clarets since the end of 2018.

A goalscoring performance against West Ham at the end of that year kickstarted his run of top-flight games.

“Going back to that West Ham game, the gaffer and the lads put their belief in me and I have been in the team ever since,” McNeil told the club.

“I’m so happy and fortunate to have been in the team but I think I’ve also showed what I’m capable of doing and I just want to keep doing that.

“I feel like I’ve become more experienced and understand myself more as a person on and off the pitch and that’s been important.

“I just want to do the same as last year now and continue to be part of the team throughout the year. I just want to play football.”