Thompson signs Clarets deal
Burnley striker Steven Thompson has penned a new one-year deal with the club.
Last Updated: 26/05/10 6:16pm
Burnley striker Steven Thompson has penned a new one-year deal with the club, with the option of a further 12-month extension.
The Scotland international initially struggled with the pace of the Premier League during the Clarets' debut season in the top flight, but a strong finish to the campaign has helped prolong his Turf Moor stay.
Thompson made just one start in the league but bagged four goals in his last six outings, despite Brain Laws' side being condemned to relegation in that time.
Laws, however, saw enough in the 31-year-old to deem him worthy of a short-term renewal as the club bid to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
"He did really well last season and I'm delighted that he has agreed to stay," said Laws of Thompson.
"I am delighted to have that experience in the squad and again he is a player who knows what's required to get out of the Championship."
Thompson joins teammates Michael Duff, Clarke Carlisle and veteran Graham Alexander in signing new terms while Robbie Blake continues to mull over his offer.