Alexander pens new Burnley deal

29 June 2009 08:55
Scotland international Graham Alexander has signed a new one-year contract with Premier League newcomers Burnley. The 37-year-old enjoyed a memorable campaign as the Clarets reached the top flight for the first time since 1976, starting all 61 league and cup games. Although he spent much of his career as a defender, he starred as a holding midfielder in their play-off success. Alexander joined from neighbours Preston in 2007, when they turned down his request for a two-year deal. However, he has now committed his future to Turf Moor until the summer of 2010. Discuss Alexander's contract extension on 606 Coventry-born Alexander has made over 750 League appearances in a 20-year career with Scunthorpe, Luton, Preston and Burnley. Prolific from the penalty spot, he is five short of the landmark of 100 League goals.

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