Monday 28 November 2011

Gower signs new Swansea deal

Swansea midfielder Mark Gower extends his contract with the Club

Mark Gower has been a key part of Swansea's midfield

Swansea City midfielder Mark Gower has signed a new one-year deal with the Club.

The 33-year-old's current contract at the Liberty Stadium was set to expire at the end of the season.

But Swans manager Brendan Rodgers has been impressed with Gower's form since the Club returned to the top flight and is delighted to retain his services until June 2013.

Rodgers said: "Mark thoroughly deserves this. He is a great professional who is getting a chance in the Premier League when he probably should have been playing at this level many years ago."

The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee, who moved to Swansea from Southend in 2008, is happy that protracted talks have been successful.

"It's a pleasure to be part of this midfield and this Club"
- Mark Gower

Gower said: "It took a while to get everything agreed, but I am delighted to finally sign the extension. It means I can concentrate fully on my football and help to establish Swansea City as a Premier League Club.

"I'm feeling fit and enjoying my football more than ever. The way the manager wants us to play the game means it's a pleasure to be part of this midfield and this Club.

"The way we play - sitting behind the ball in a deeper midfield role - suits me."

The Swans are 13th in the table after 12 games of their opening campaign in the Barclays Premier League.

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Key Points

  • Gower signs new one-year contract extension
  • Deal was set to expire at the end of this season
  • Manager Brendan Rodgers impressed with his form