TV: Lasley signs extended contract
Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to confirm talismanic midfielder Keith Lasley has committed himself to the club for a further two years.
The 32-year old, recently named supporters Player of the Year for the second successive campaign, enjoyed arguably his best season at Fir Park, helping the Steelmen book a spot in the Champions League for the first time ever.
Lasley, who will likely take up the role of club captain, has played 298 games in Claret and Amber over a 14-year spell, punctured by two years with Plymouth Argyle between 2004 and 2006.
He becomes the second mainstay of the squad to sign an extension after Stevie Hammell confirmed a deal to stay on until 2014 and like Hammell; he has been awarded a testimonial match.
Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Lasley said: “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 and that was certainly a swaying factor in me saying.”
Chief Executive Leeann Dempster added, “We are thrilled Keith has joined Stevie Hammell in staying on at the club.
“Keeping our experienced players, who are amongst our most consistent performers, was obviously high on our priority list. We are still negotiating with others but we hope both players staying will send out a message of intent.”