Danny Lafferty offered new terms by Burnley

Danny Lafferty is understood to have signed a new deal with Burnley

Danny Lafferty is understood to have signed a new deal with Burnley

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Danny Lafferty is understood to have been offered new contract terms by Burnley.

The Northern Ireland international will now take time to consider what is a very attractive opportunity, to join Burnley in the Premier League after two years in the Championship.

Despite only making 35 appearances since signing in January 2012, the newly-promoted side has decided to take a punt on Lafferty to help them make an impact in the top division.

The defender has been given a vote of confidence by manager, Sean Dyche, and the club as they look to strengthen this summer - and the boss hopes Lafferty will commit.

Moreover, the 26-year old owes Dyche for faith in his career when succeeding Eddie Howe at the helm.

Lafferty said: “I didn’t feature much under Eddie for whatever reason but now under Sean I’m enjoying my football again.”

The Clarets secured promotion after their 2-0 win over Wigan in April.

They have many more reasons, however, to feel proud at Turf Moor.

Burnley’s 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, back in Marc, was their first success in an East Lancashire derby since April 14, 1979 and was key to ensuring their promotion.

Fellow Northern Ireland defender Michael Duff was the only member of either squad born the last time Burnley beat Rovers in this most impassioned of rivalries.