New deal at Burnley for recent Spireites loanee

Tom Anderson has signed a new two-year deal at Premier League newboys Burnley.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:52 pm
Chesterfield vs Port Vale - Lee Novak and Tom Anderson at full time - Pic By James Williamson

The centre-half, who made 18 appearances for the Spireites on loan last season, joined the Clarets at the age of eight.

Now 22, the uncompromising defender’s new contract has a further year’s option in the club’s favour.

Anderson is currently at Burnley’s training camp in Evian ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

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He began his Football League career on loan at Carlisle United two seasons ago, before Danny Wilson brought him in to cover for the injured Ian Evatt.

The Burnley-born footballer formed a partnership with Sam Hird and was very vocal about his appreciation for both his defensive partner, and assistant manager Chris Morgan who put in a lot of work with him on the training pitch.

Anderson also voiced a desire to return to the Proact for a season-long loan spell, and although Wilson is known to be a big fan of the youngster, there has been no movement on that during the summer.

Chesterfield are said to be still in the market for a left-sided centre-half.