Burnley have secured the services of Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick for another 12 months.

The Dubliner's existing contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but Burnley have activated an option for an extra year.

"He's done well for us," Burnley boss Sean Dyche told the official club website. 

"We have asked a lot of him. We have used him in a number of different positions that sometimes aren't natural to him and over time he has delivered good performances for us."

Hendrick, 26, joined the Clarets from Derby County two and a half years ago. He's been a favourite of Dyche's in that time, playing 29 Premier league games last term, helping the side to finish seventh and earn a place in the Europa League.

He's in the squad for tomorrow's trip to Arsenal.

His fellow St Kevin's Boys graduate Robbie Brady picked up a knock in the late defeat to Spurs last weekend but Dyche is "hopeful" the winger will be okay to return to North London.