Fulham defender Dan Burn has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension.

The tall defender’s previous Craven Cottage deal was due to expire in the summer.

However, he has today agreed fresh terms and will remain in west London until the summer of 2016.

Burn said “I am here for another year and I am very happy about it.

“The club is going in the right direction. We’re playing well, we look solid as a team and we’re scoring goals. Hopefully it will continue and we can push towards the play-offs.

“The good thing now is that we have strong competition for places in every position.

“It makes training that little bit more intense because everyone’s trying to show their worth.

“Obviously it’s hard because you want to play every game but you just have to keep working hard, keep morale up and be ready for the chance when it comes.”

Burn joined Fulham from non-league Darlington in the summer of 2011 and made his debut in an FA Cup tie with Norwich City in January last year.