Sam Allardyce has spoken to the official Newcastle United Web Site of his delight at signing Nicky Butt through to June, 2009, with an option of another year.
Sam Allardyce – so pleased to sign Butt to new contract
Sam believes the experience of Nicky has been invaluable to the team this season.
We reported earlier that the breaking news was that Nicky Butt had signed the new contract earlier this morning. Butt has missed just one game under Big Sam â€“ the Newcastle Sunderland game – and has been one of Newcastleâ€™s better players this season.
Sam talked to Newcastle World TV a short time ago about the signing of the former Manchester United star:
“It’s great news for us and for Nicky.” “We’re glad it’s now sorted because it’s one less thing for the player to think about it.”
“Nicky has been magnificent for us this season and his experience has been invaluable.” “He’s a great player to have in your squad and a terrific example for others to follow.”
“Hopefully now he will continue with that level of performance and help us to finish as high up the table as we possibly can.”
We think Nicky’s a good player although some initial comments from our earlier article suggest not all fans agree with us. What do you think?Â Is Nicky worth at least another year at Newcastle?
Let us know, comments welcome, just keep the language fairly decent. Thanks.