Burnley striker Wes Fletcher agrees new deal


Burnley striker Wes Fletcher has agreed a new two-year deal with the Championship club.

The 20-year-old joins fellow former youth-team players Chris McCann and Alex McDonald in agreeing fresh terms with the Clarets.

Fletcher joined the club in 2007, making his only appearance in a Carling Cup tie at Morecambe last August.

"This is the biggest year I'm going to have really to make the breakthrough," he told the club's websiteexternal-link.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe believes Fletcher, who has also had loan spells with Grimsby and Stockport, has potential.

"We rate Wes very highly and we think he has a lot of ability," he said.

"He probably needs to go and play, whether that be a loan spell or be with us.

"I think he needs to get some professional games under his belt but he's got something. He's got pace, he's a good finisher and he scores goals.

"We have high hopes for him and it's on his shoulders now to see how far he can develop."