NEW DEAL FOR BEN

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CEN­TRE-HALF Chris­tian Burgess has signed a twoyear con­tract ex­ten­sion with Portsmouth that will take him to 2020.

His con­tract was due to ex­pire at the end of the sea­son and pro­vides a timely boost to Pom­pey, who lie 14th in the ta­ble.

“I’m de­lighted that ev­ery­thing’s been com­pleted,” said Burgess, 25. “It’s great to be able to com­mit to this club and I was al­ways con­fi­dent I’d be here for a while longer.

“I’ve been re­ally lucky to get such great sup­port from the fans and I love play­ing in front of them. I ap­pre­ci­ate their back­ing.”

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