Dan Burn keen to extend Fulham stay

Fulham Craven Cottage

Defender Dan Burn says that he wants to commit his future to Fulham past the end of this season.

Fulham defender Dan Burn has told Get West London that he has opened talks with the club regarding a new contract.

Burn has been with the Cottagers since signing from Darlington in 2011, going on to make 59 appearances in all competitions during that time.

However, despite establishing himself in Fulham's back-line since the arrival of manager Slavisa Jokanovic, he has yet to agree an extension to his current deal, which runs out in the summer.

Burn has indicated that he is keen to tie up his immediate future with the Championship club but has admitted that he does not want to become distracted with off-the-pitch matters during the run-in.

The 23-year-old said: "We’ve spoken about it a little bit but there’s nothing concrete at the moment. I’m keen to stay.

“I’m playing games now and I’m leaving it down to the club and my agent and we’ll see how I get on. Slavisa has given me confidence. Playing every game has helped massively."

Burn had featured just 16 times before Jokanovic took charge of Fulham towards the end of December, but he has played in every game since the former Watford boss returned to English football.

However, he may not be guaranteed his place for Saturday's London derby with Charlton Athletic after playing in the 3-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

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