Jay Rodriguez has put pen to paper over a new one-year deal at Turf Moor.

Rodriguez's previous contract was set to expire this summer but the 35-year-old will now remain in East Lancashire.

The striker came through the Clarets' youth ranks before returning to the club in 2019, scored twice in 24 games last season.

He made his 250th league appearance for Burnley during the 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest on the final day.

“It is a great feeling and a real privilege to represent Burnley, my hometown club," said local lad Rodriguez.

“Being offered another year was a proud moment and there was no way I could say no.

 “It was a no-brainer for myself, my family and my friends and there was nothing else in my mind apart from signing and playing for this club for as long as I can.

“Burnley is all I have known, being from the town. The football club is a massive part of the town and to be able to represent Burnley is always special so no matter what I do, it will always be a big part of my life.”

Rodriguez smashed home a penalty against West Ham last November. He was also on target in the 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, finding the back of the net inside the opening 15 seconds.

“It was a fantastic moment," he added. “You always try and find positives within a season and I'd say the Sheffield United game was one of them. It was a big one and to settle the nerves so early was great.

“To reach those kinds of numbers was a pinch yourself moment, and obviously that comes with my age!

“It is 250 more appearances than I ever thought I'd have. To just have one was the aim when I was growing up hoping to play football for a living, so to have 250 is amazing.”

The Clarets are preparing for life back in the Championship following relegation under Vincent Kompany, who has now left Turf Moor to take charge at German giants Bayern Munich.

“It is about sticking together and working hard for each other," Rodriguez insisted. “We have got a big task on our hands but it is something to look forward to and we are keen to go and grab it.”