Contract extension delight for Lurgan footballer Cameron

Cameron Dummigan - new deal at Burnley. Pic courtesy Burnley FC/Andy Ford.
Cameron Dummigan - new deal at Burnley. Pic courtesy Burnley FC/Andy Ford.

A loan move to Oldham Athletic has worked wonders for Cameron Dummigan.

The Lurgan teenager secured a new two-and-a-half year deal with Burnley on Tuesday to extend his contract through to 2018.

The 19-year-old spoke of his delight at his new deal at Turf Moor.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract. Itmeans a lot to me and my family and hopefully I can push on now in my career,” said Cameron.

The right full back, a past pupil of St. Francis Primary School and St. Paul’s High School, has also played for Northern Ireland at youth and under 21 and is highly rated by Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

“We’re pleased because it’s another young player who we’ve been monitoring wisely for the last couple of years,” said the Burnley boss.

“He had an unfortunate run last year because he would have been around the squad a lot more but for an injury. He’s done fantastically well to get through that, he’s shown really good signs during this pre-season and we felt the loan move to Oldham was appropriate and he’s done ever so well there.

“He’s kept his head clear, he’s kept himself in good shape and he’s coming through strong so we’re delighted he’s stayed.”

Cameron has made ten appearances for Oldham since his loan move in October.