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Ipswich Town stalwart pens two-year contract extension

Ipswich Town confirmed via their club website that captain Luke Chambers has signed a two-year contract extension at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town stalwart Luke Chambers has signed a new deal with the Championship side, which will run through until the summer of 2021.

Chambers’ contract was set to expire at the end of the season, and he was linked with a move to American outfit Chicago Fire. However, the defender has now penned a new deal with the club and has his mind set on sticking around for a while yet.

The skipper has played over 300 games for the Tractor Boys since moving to Portman Road in 2012, and he is not bringing his six and a half year spell with the club to an end any time soon.

Speaking to the club website, Chambers expressed his joy at his new deal with the club and he hopes to continue to perform at his best for the club.

“Obviously I’m delighted to be a part of the Club’s future for another two years,” Chambers said.

“I’ve made no secret of the fact that as long as I can play, I want to be here – and maybe beyond that as well.
 I have spoken to Marcus regularly over the last month or so and the manager has shown his support for me and it’s good to get things sorted, for my family as well.

“I’m 33 but to me that is just a number. I feel as fit as I have ever done. I want to play every game here over the next two years. I want to play beyond that. I’ve got close on 700 appearances in my career and I want to get to 800 and more. Nothing will drive me on more than to play my part in making a success of this team over the next two years.

“I’m proud to play for this Club. I’m proud to be skipper. The Club has been a massive part of my career and I want to leave here and people can look back and say ‘yeah, he was a good guy to have here’.”

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