Brighton beanpole Burn rewarded with big new contract

Brighton defender Dan Burn has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2023.

Burn, who moved to Brighton from Wigan 18 months ago, started all 21 Premier League matches for Graham Potter’s side this season and had been one of the Seagulls’ form players before he suffered a broken collarbone against Chelsea on New Year’s Day.

“This new contract is a reward for Dan’s consistent and impressive performances so far this season,” said Potter of the 27-year-old, who is expected to return to action in March.

“He became a key part of the team before his injury setback at the start of the calendar year, and we’re looking forward to being able to welcome him back into the squad as soon as possible.”

Burn is likely to be sidelined until the end of February with the injury and there had been talk that Brighton could look to recall Ben White from Leeds as a result. However, the impressive Leeds loanee has played too many matches and will remain at Elland Road for the entirety of the season.