|Scotland Wants to Extend Town Stay|
Tuesday, 13th Dec 2011 08:57
Striker Jason Scotland says he wants to stay with the Blues beyond his current contract, which is up at the end of June. The 32-year-old netted his fourth goal of the season during Saturday’s 5-3 win at Barnsley.
Scotland said: “I’m just giving my all in each and every game, trying to perform well for the club and then we’ll see what happens. I haven’t talked to the gaffer yet but I want to stay and I’m enjoying my football.”
The Trinidad and Tobago international is one of 18 players whose terms are up this season. In addition to Scotland, Grant Leadbitter, Richard Wright, Mark Kennedy, Tommy Smith, Shane O’Connor, Carlos Edwards, Ibrahima Sonko, Ívar Ingimarsson, Lee Bowyer, Josh Carson, Luke Hyam, Tamás Priskin, Ronan Murray, Cody Cropper and Cormac Burke all have deals which end on June 30th next year, although some of those contracts include options for a further season.
Jack Ainsley and Jamie Griffiths have six-month deals, which are up at the end of this month with the former having been offered a new contract and the latter set to leave and currently training with Colchester United.
Further to that list, Danny Collins's loan is up after Saturday's game against Derby, Keith Andrews and Reece Wabara's spells with the Blues end in January and David Stockdale and Daryl Murphy are due to return to their parent clubs in the summer.
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|tractorblue99 added 09:05 - Dec 13|
Would love him to stay. MOM against barnsley.
|HighgateBlue added 09:05 - Dec 13|
There aren't many of the 18 out of contract players I'd want to keep, but let's get those few signed up ASAP.
If we can sell Leadbitter and Priskin in January, then all to the good. I'd keep Scotland, Carson and Murray. And possibly R.Wright as back up...
|muhrensleftfoot added 09:07 - Dec 13|
Definitely worth another 12 months. Looks a different player this season. No doubt due partly by losing a bit of weight in the close season, but also because he's not up front on his own.
|Mark added 09:10 - Dec 13|
Scotland will be 33 in February, so I think we would be better to spend money elsewhere rather than on his wages from next season onwards. Sadly he is another big transfer fee (750K) that has turned to dust.
Looking down the list of contract expiries, I am not worried if most of them leave to save on wages. Sonko is perhaps a priority to sign up.
|alexharban added 09:18 - Dec 13|
Yaaay, been a candidate for POS
|Frase1987 added 09:18 - Dec 13|
Keep the strikers we're fine there for now.
If it wasn't for the defence (and midfield defensive contribution) we'd be in the playoffs, or higher.
|Ryanblue4life added 09:19 - Dec 13|
Did you watch the game against barnsley. He was a tank never gave the ball away and was threat on they attack he was are best player should of got MOM and hes playing alot better than chopra ATM. I think maybe your an armchair fan my friend.
|bluelady added 09:25 - Dec 13|
def worth another year...... is looking faster than when he joined, but still with all the strength so not knocked of the ball easily. even if we bring in a new striker and he is a super sub, he has shown the commitment and fight we need in this team!
|howdonblue added 09:26 - Dec 13|
Its nice to see most people getting behind scotland ...
I think he has done well considering he has not been in teams
that have been at the top of their games since he has been at the club.
also his goalscoring record is not to bad,since at the club.
|RYITFC added 09:26 - Dec 13|
Scotland has done great, perhaps wait until the end of the season, i would give him another year
|airliner added 09:29 - Dec 13|
JS a definate to stay hes starting to fulfil his potential. Please keep and he wont cost too much on a lower contract.
|UsualSuspect added 09:34 - Dec 13|
Another season on reduced terms would suit both parties imo, shouldn't think he'll get a better deal elsewhere at his age.
Mark I know we've made some very expensive errors with transfers lately but I don't agree that Jason Scotland's one of them, you can't expect to recoup much if any at all of the £750,000 transfer fee payed for a player coming towards the end of their career.
|rob_flecks_waistline added 09:38 - Dec 13|
He's not got any sale value to us, unlike somebody like leadbitter who we could get a decent fee for.. i think another year would be good for us, he's been one of our better players this year imo
|Drew added 09:43 - Dec 13|
Last season he was poor.
But over the summer, he has lost quite a bit of weight, and yes, he has a few personal problems, but he has massively improved and is one of our best players, another 12 months wouldn't hurt.
|Lightningboy added 09:47 - Dec 13|
I'd give him another deal..he was brilliant vs barnsley..more of that please Jason.
|Vic added 09:48 - Dec 13|
"The Trinidad and Tobago international is one of 18 players whose terms are up this season." Haven't we been here before in the recent past? I'm not one to moan, but we were told it wouldn't happen again - but strangely we seem to be having a rerun of this time last year!
|bluelady added 09:51 - Dec 13|
Vic except this time we dont have players we want to keep coming to the end of their time such as Norris and McCauly. Why re-sign players we are not bothered about, leadboots being a prime example (other than if we re sign him for a year we can sell him on for more rather than a quick jan cheap sale or freebie in summer.
|llewej_tuo added 09:59 - Dec 13|
SELL HIM AND GET SOME MONEY IN ....
JEWELL OUT JEWELL OUT JEWELL OUT JEWELL OUT JEWELL OUT JEWELL OUT
|airliner added 10:02 - Dec 13|
This jewel out c**P is starting to wear really thin. Please can we move on.
|JallentinoRossi added 10:06 - Dec 13|
Mark...i don't appreciate your comment matey boy...you are very wrong. Scotland is a rather fast black man...well not fast. But he is strong and has a powerful and accurate shot, that is all you need, and he could last for many seasons to come.
|Mark added 10:08 - Dec 13|
I have been watching Scotland at Portman Road since we bought him. I think he has done okay as the physically strong but not very pacey player than he is. Remember we bought out his Premier League contract from Wigan so he must be on very good wages, and my point is that we could spend this money next season on younger players. Scotland is okay but won't take us forward as he gets older, and if we really want to challenge for the Premier League my point is that we could better spend the money on players ten years younger who will improve.
|alfromcol added 10:16 - Dec 13|
He has been a revelation this season. I have to admit I was one of those suggesting he could go and would not be missed, but that is longer the case. His best game for the club on Saturday against Barnsley.
Sign him up for another year.
|nitroblue1970 added 11:04 - Dec 13|
hes worked his n*ts off this and in the close season to get fitter and has really paid off this season is now the players we hoped he would be, has a top shot , holds up the ball and brings in other players..keep him another year!
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