Burnley confirm new three-year Heaton deal

Goal exclusively revealed on Wednesday the goalkeeper was set to commit himself to the club until 2017 after impressing during the Clarets promotion charge last season
Burnley have confirmed Tom Heaton has signed a new three-year deal with the newly promoted Premier League side.

As exclusively revealed by Goal on Wednesday, the goalkeeper has committed to the club until 2017 ahead of the new season.

Arriving from Bristol City last summer, Heaton and went on to feature in every one of Burnley's Championship games as they won promotion to the top flight with the best defensive record in the division.

And the 28-year-old believes the Clarets can defy the odds to maintain their Premier League status after the club enjoyed a fleeting existence in the division in 2009-10.

"It [promotion] was certainly the ambition when I signed here only 12 months ago and obviously it was a fantastic season," he told the club's official website.

"It's great to be a part of it, and I'm looking forward to hopefully being a bit part of it going forward.

"We will set our stall out [to be] ambitious again and the aim is to stay in the Premier League and then kick on from there.

"I think I'm the eternal optimist but you never know what you can achieve and I think I've been in the game long enough to know what is around the corner if you do things properly.

"If you do that as individuals and a collective then you give yourself a great chance and that will certainly be the motto from me again.

"I feel that personally I have got more to come and I'm really excited to show that here."