Coventry City defender Kyle McFadzean has put pen to paper on a new deal at the club.
Tweeting on Friday morning, the club confirmed that Sky Blues boss Mark Robins had confirmed in his press conference that Kyle McFadzean had extended his stay with the club.
The 35-year-old’s previous Sky Blues deal was due to expire this summer.
Sky Blues boss Mark Robins confirmed in his press conference this morning that Kyle McFadzean will be with the club next season after having his stay extended by a further year 👊 #PUSB pic.twitter.com/qsk0BeRzYy
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) April 22, 2022
Speaking shortly after the announcement was made, McFadzean expressed delight at securing the fresh agreement, and also revealed that there was a clause in his contract that would see his stay extended at the CBS Arena if he started 23 matches this season.
“I love this club and the fans are unbelievable and since I’ve been here, I’ve more or less played every game.” McFadzean told Coventry City club media.
“I’ve always been available to play, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had one or two dodgy moments, but it’s all part and parcel of playing football.”
“I think I’ve got better and better as I’ve gone on and I’ve learnt a lot from Adi and the Gaffer, so overall, being here has definitely improved me even though I’ve got older.”
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“I had to make 23 starts to earn that contract and obviously I have done that now. The Gaffer’s been really good with me, I always had that in my contract but it was always about how I did really and the Gaffer’s stuck to his word with me, so it’s nice to say I’ll be here next year.”
“I love it here and long may that continue.”
Extending McFadzean’s contract is a sensible decision for Coventry City.
He’s featured 34 times in the Championship for the club this campaign, showing that even at 35-years-old he is fit and available for the most part.
Not only that, but his performances in those matches have been very good, too.
As such, to allow such a big part of their defence, in what has been a relatively successful season, leave for free this summer would have been a mistake and therefore, it’s great to see McFadzean extend his stay with the Sky Blues beyond this summer.