Published: 19:35, 14 November 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Gillingham captain Adam Barrett has signed a two year extension with the club.
The new deal will keep 32-year-old Barrett at the club until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Barrett (pictured) joined the Gills in the summer, initially on a one year deal, with an option of a second.
But such has been Barrett’s impact this season the Gills have tied him down now to a longer term contract.
Gills chairman Paul Scally was back in the country to oversee negotiations personally.
And he said: “In the short time that Adam’s been with us he’s proven himself to be a leader both on and off the pitch.
“He’s been a character around the club and there is no doubt that everyone has benefited from him being in that back four as well.
“I think a player like Adam is a shining example to all the youngsters that are coming through. He is a true professional and along with the other experienced players that we have at the club, he shows the youngsters how the game should be played.”
Barrett has become an ever-present under manager Martin Allen and is becoming a hit with the fans. At the weekend his headed goal earned the Gills a valuable point at Plymouth, while in defence he has helped forge the tightest defence in League 2.
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