FOOTBALL: Wicken goalkeeper Nick Pope signs new Burnley contract

Nick Pope during his spell at Chartlon Athletic.

Nick Pope during his spell at Chartlon Athletic.

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East Cambridgeshire goalkeeper Nick Pope has signed a new three-year deal at Burnley.

The 25-year-old from Wicken, who joined the Clarets from Charlton Athletic last summer, has also the option of a further year in his new deal.

The former Bury Town goalkeeper hit the headlines earlier in the season after turning in a top performance in his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace. He has gone on to make three more league appearances.

Pope told the BBC: “We are still growing as a club and I’m growing as a player. That’s what I wanted when I first signed.

“It’s been lucky on my part how it’s come about – a bit by default. But I’ve really enjoyed it since I’ve been in the team.

“The lads in front of me have been excellent and helped me a lot – especially the two centre-halves (James Tarkowski and Ben Mee).”

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