Paterson pens Clarets extension

Striker to stay at Turf Moor

Paterson: Clarets deal

Striker Martin Paterson has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal with Burnley.

The 23-year-old still had two years left of his current contract but will now stay at Turf Moor until 2013.

Paterson, a former Stoke trainee, joined the Clarets from Scunthorpe in June 2008 for a fee of £1million.

His signature will come as a boost for boss Brian Laws who will be left short in attack with Robbie Blake set to leave and Steven Fletcher having signed for Wolves.

Relief

"It's absolutely marvellous to see the likes of Martin signing a new, improved contract," said the Clarets boss.

"We feel he is a major player and the fact he is extending his contract now shows he has ambition to help this club back into the Premier League."

Paterson will be hoping for better form in the Championship having missed almost four months of the Clarets' Premier League campaign through injury.

Laws said: "It is a reward for the season he had. Even though he was injured for a good part, Martin certainly made an impact and we want him to be here and nowhere else."