Valois extends his stay

Last updated : 17 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

His contract had expired during last week but he agreed an extension that will now see him continue at the Turf until the end of the season.

He arrived in September and made his Burnley debut as a substitute for Lee Roche in the 3-0 win over Crewe and has made thirteen league appearances, nine of them starts.

Injuries have certainly been a restriction and he’s been in and out of the squad since the end of October after coming off at QPR with a hamstring injury and in the four months he has been a Claret he has played a full ninety minutes in the league just twice, the last time at Reading on the first weekend in October.

He played the second half on Saturday, as a replacement for Graham Branch, has now won himself a deal until the summer and will be hoping to stay fit and keep himself in the first team squad. At least he won’t have Robbie Blake falling out with him now.

He arrived four months ago with Amadou Sanokho who has made no impact whatsoever. He made three substitute appearances in the league and one start in the Carling Cup against Spurs and that was the last time he was on the field for the first time. He is though, leading scorer for the reserves.

Despite this he was offered a deal to the end of the season but he turned it down and has now left Turf Moor.