TV: Lasley nets new contract
Motherwell FC is today delighted to confirm skipper Keith Lasley has signed a new two-year contract.
Lasley, a colossus for the Steelmen for over a decade combined, was out of contract this summer but has put pen to paper on a new deal that will tie him to the club until May 31st 2016.
The 34-year old has been a mainstay in the Fir Park engine room since returning from Plymouth Argyle in 2006, after also spending five years at the club as youngster.
He inherited the captaincy when Stephen Craigan retired two years ago, and ‘Well have gone on to finish top league runners-up in consecutive seasons.
The midfielder is currently enjoying his testimonial year, which will hopefully culminate in a match at Fir Park this summer.
Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Lasley said: “After the real high at the end of the season, the summer is always a time of uncertainty, but it has been no secret I wanted to stay here and hopefully we can continue the great run the club has been on.
“I am delighted to sign on again and be a part of what will I hope will be another few successful years. We’ve managed to tie up most of the squad; the positive thing is the continuity, which should give us a platform to go again next season.
Steelmen boss Stuart McCall commented: “I am absolutely thrilled.
“Keeping Keith at the club was imperative because he is such a huge influence both on and off the park. It’s often said in football that a team is only as good as the senior pros. There are few better than Las.
“Although he’s in his mid thirties, he shows no signs of slowing down whatsoever. He’s one of the fittest in the squad, won the clubs’ Player of the Year last season and was pivotal in the fantastic way things ended.
“We’ve got some great competition for places in the midfield now which will keep everyone on their toes going into the European and SPFL Premiership season.”