JACK Cork has become the latest player to put pen to paper on a new deal at Burnley.

The 31-year-old, who joins fellow midfielder Josh Benson in signing a new contract this week, would have been a free agent at the end of the season.

But Cork has penned a deal until June 2022 with the option of a further 12 months.

The former Swansea and Southampton man is in his second spell at Turf Moor and has made more than 100 Premier League appearances for the club.

News of an extended contract comes on the back of Cork returning to action for the Under-23s this week after being out since June with a fractured foot.

“It’s been a tough sort of six months with the injury,” he told the club website. “But I feel like I’m just one or two weeks away from being back fully fit so I’m happy to have extended my stay.

“It’s nice to get it done and I’m looking forward to playing games now.

“I’m looking forward to coming back and proving I’m at the same level I was before my injury.”

In all, the one-cap England international has played 175 times for the Clarets and has been a key part of the club's recent success in the Premier League under Sean Dyche.

Cork added: “If I stay the year, plus the option, it would take me to eight years at the club, which is a big achievement.

“We’ve finished seventh and 10th in the Premier League and played in Europe and it’s been a great few years.

“Hopefully now I can have another good year after this and now I’m 31, with my experience, help with some of the younger lads who are coming through at the club.

“This will be my 10th year in a row in the Premier League and I can add good experience to the group that we need at times.

“I’m looking forward to getting back playing Premier League football."