Nick Pope is keen to pick up from where he left off before his injury after signing a new Burnley contract.

The England goalkeeper, part of the 2018 World Cup squad, has signed a deal that will keep him at Turf Moor until the summer of 2023 with the option of a further year. 

The 27-year-old made just three appearances last season but is now fully recovered from the shoulder injury that derailed a campaign where he had hoped to build on a breakthrough few months with club and country. 

“I want to get back to where I left off and help the club build on the three years I’ve had here so far,” added Pope, whose existing contract had 12 months left to run.

“Last year was a bit of a non-starter for me with the injury. It was frustrating and didn’t pan out as I hoped after such a high the season before.

“But it’s been a fantastic time here and I want to help the club to keep moving forward.”

The new deal shows Burnley’s commitment to Pope in a summer where there is likely to be changes in the goalkeeping ranks, the former Charlton man himself reportedly a target for other clubs. 

Tom Heaton made the No.1 spot his own in the second half of the campaign with Joe Hart having to settle for a place on the bench. 

Pope returning to full fitness adds further intrigue with Anders Lindegaard also released at the end of his contract. 

“I am in a good place. The shoulder feels good and I’m looking forward to coming back ready for next season,” said the former Charlton man. 

“With the contract being for a further four years that will carry me through the majority of my career.

“When you look at a long deal like that, you take into context the club you’re at and the people you will be around every day.

“I love being where I am and working with the lads every day. It’s an enjoyable place to be.”

Pope took his chance when Heaton went down his own shoulder problem in September 2017, being an ever-present for the rest of that season as he helped the Clarets to seventh in the Premier League and booked his place at the World Cup.

He won his first England cap in June 2018 in a World Cup warm-up game against Costa Rica

His own shoulder problem came in the Europa League opener against Aberdeen however leading to a frustrating campaign that saw him play twice in the FA Cup.