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Contract Extension for Kyle Lafferty

Contract Extension for Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty has signed a new 12-month extension to his contract. His first professional deal was originally due to expire in summer 2008 but this now runs until Summer 2009.

Kyle enjoyed a loan spell at Darlington at the start of this year, scoring three goals during his time in the North East. He has also featured on the bench quite regularly for the Clarets this season and has been given a chance to shine in a number of recent matches

The Northern Ireland Under 20 striker has made 11 appearances for the Clarets this season but has often been in the shadow of Michael Ricketts since the loan player's arrival in the New Year following the departure of Ade Akinbiyi. Some,including myself thought we should have seen more of Kyle in these last few matches as we played out the season. The argument being that we could have given him more experience for next season is these 'nothing to play for' games. Indeed some fans were doubting if Kyle featured in Steve Cotterill's long-term plans because of his preference for playing Ricketts. In recent matches, he has also seemed to have lacked a bit of confidence in front of goal, fluffing a few easy shots

This latest announcement however puts all doubt to one side and is great news. We all congratulate Kyle on his contract extension.

Lets hope the faith Steve has shown in him now improves his confidence and we see him more and more on the scoresheet in 2006-7

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Date:Friday April 28 2006
Time: 3:33PM


Kyle is an up and coming player . He has a great future before him . Being still in his teens ,he needs some time to adapi to conditions in the Championship . Glad to note that his contract period has been extended .
29/04/2006 05:45:00
its always good to get your young stars signed up for along time, you get screwed if you dont!
30/04/2006 22:33:00
yep like forest have found out too many times. lafferty will be a good player for you.
01/05/2006 05:32:00
He scored a class goal for the Clarets in our last match yesterday against Luton! His first for the club in the first team! Good note to end on and it will do him a power of good for 2006/7 as we hopefully see him build up his confidence and regularly hit the back of the net
01/05/2006 14:17:00
Having watched S.C's climb from player through to management. I can safely say that the lad will do well to learn from steve.
01/05/2006 23:11:00
Kyle iin style is poised as a full internation for Northern Ireland .He has a big future both at club level and internationally . He has to prove that he may become another MC Ilroy ,
14/05/2006 07:39:00
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