New deal for Lasley

Fri, 25 May 16:09:50 2012

Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley has signed a new two-year contract.

The 32-year-old, who captained the team in the latter stages of the season, follows fellow long-serving player Stevie Hammell in staying at Fir Park with both players awarded a testimonial match.

Lasley has played 298 games for the club in two spells separated by a stint at Plymouth and has played his best football under current manager Stuart McCall, helping the club into the Champions League qualifiers this year.

Lasley told the club's official website: "I am delighted - I never wanted to leave Motherwell. It was similar to any contract, there were negotiations back and forth but I am just so pleased it has been sorted out. I am already looking forward to next season.

"There was other interest and a few other interested clubs and obviously you have got to think about your family.

"But I've been here a long time now and, with how good a season we had and how much I enjoyed it as well as the relationship I have with the fans and the club, that was certainly a swaying factor in me staying."

 

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