Premier League Blackpool’s Gary Taylor Fletcher has revealed he is keen to extend his stay at Bloomfield Road.
The former Huddersfield man arrived in 2007 and has been a permanent fixture of the team that have gained promotion too, and performed so admirably in the top division of English football.
The 27-year-old has been a star under manager Ian Holloway and hopes to be rewarded for his good form with a new contract once his runs out at the end of this season.
Fletcher said at a promotional event for FIFA 11, “I’ve got a one-year option on my current contract for next year and we will see how it goes.”
“I am in my final year of my contract and I would love another year here.
“I want to help Blackpool stay in the Premier League and hopefully I will be playing with Blackpool in the Premier League again next season.”
Blackpool, not surprisingly for a team unsure of their league status, have a number of players who may find themselves out of contract come the end of the season, but Fletcher wants the club to keep hold of them. Both keeper Matt Gilks and David Vaughan have been first time fixtures this season so Fletcher hopes they stay.
“There are a number of the lads who are also out of contract in the summer and I hope they all stay,” added Taylor-Fletcher.
“It is very important to keep the squad together as some of those players are the heart and soul of the club.
“It is part and parcel of football that players are coming into the last few months of their contracts and if players move on I am sure we will be able to replace them, but hopefully we can keep hold of them and build around them.”