Burnley's Long-est serving player signs new deal

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The Republic of Ireland centre-back - who joined in 2010 - has signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League side

Burnley have announced defender Kevin Long has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The Republic of Ireland international has been with Burnley since he joined from Cork City in January 2010, starting 16 Premier League games last term.

In total he has played 55 times for the club in all competitions, as well as featuring in loan spells for Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Portsmouth, Barnsley and MK Dons over the last eight years.

Despite his Premier League action being restricted to one substitute appearance this season, Burnley's longest serving player is thrilled to have extended his contract for the second year in a row.

“Talks started at the end of last season and moved on from there,” Long told the Clarets’ website.

“I came back in the summer to go again and I still really enjoy being here and I’m delighted that it will be for another three years.

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“Ever since I’ve been here the club has gone from strength-to-strength. It’s progressed massively, and I think it will continue to do, as long as we keep making sure the performances on the pitch are moving forward.”

"It's progressed massively, and I think it will continue to do, as long as we keep making sure the performances on the pitch are moving forward."

The centre-back is in the Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming Nations League double-header against Denmark and Wales, with both games at home.

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