With a lot of player transfers happening in the past few weeks, teams have made considerable efforts to secure players they have in their rosters. And for Southampton, the team has just announced that they have extended midfielder Lloyd Isgrove for another two years.
The announcement was made by both the team and Isgrove himself, with the new contract lasting until 2017. “It’s a bit of security. I’m 22 now so obviously this takes me to 24. It won’t stop me working hard and pushing in training. That’s a good age to be playing at a high level,” Isgrove said of the new term that he has signed up.
“It shows that they believe in my abilities. They want me on a two-year instead of doing the one-years that I’ve previously done before, which is only positive for me,” the midfielder said when asked what he thinks was the reason for the decision to sign him up for a new contract.
Isgrove also said that he is looking forward to his new term with the team. “It’s probably the biggest two years of my career so far. If I can get a run of games, I can really push on and really establish myself as a professional player,” he told reporters.
The midfielder has been with the club since he was nine, training at the team’s Saints Academy at an early age. Isgrove played for Peterbourough under a loan term at the end of the last season before finally making four appearances with Southampton’s first team this season. He was also fielded in the team’s opener against Liverpool and served as a starter in the team’s Capital One Cup match against Millwall. However, a series of injuries hampered his further appearances for Southampton this season.
Aside from Isgrove, Southampton also signed Jason McCarthy and James Ward-Prowse to new contracts.