Swansea City Oli McBurnie contract extension
8th November 2016
Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has signed a one-year contract extension that will see him stay at the Liberty Stadium until June 2019.
The 20-year-old arrived from Bradford City in July 2015 before loan stints with League Two sides Newport County and Bristol Rovers last season.
The striker netted two goals on his first-team debut during the Swans' 3-1 EFL Cup win over Peterborough United in August which came days before making his Premier League debut against champions Leicester City.
"I am really excited and thankful to the club for giving me the opportunity," he said. "A new contract shows faith in me and from here I just want to crack on and keep working hard to get more opportunities on the pitch with the first-team.
"If the next 16 months goes as well as the first has, I will be happy. Going on loan last year only continued to help me develop. I feel I have had a good start to this season but I want to keep building on it. I still have plenty to deliver and the more chances I get, the more I will be able to prove myself."
The young Scot will have another chance to show what he can do in front of goal tonight as the under-23 side face League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle in the final group game of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Victory will see the young Swans progress to the knock-out stage and McBurnie says he is relishing the opportunity to feature in the competition.
"I am looking forward to playing in the trophy," he continued. "I've missed out in the previous two games because of international call-ups but the team has done well so far, especially with the win over Newport last month.
"We have been playing well in the league and we want to prove ourselves against EFL league opposition tonight. Hopefully I can play a part and help keep the momentum going."