BURNLEY EXTEND VETERAN FORWARD CONTRACT

Burnley have reportedly extended the contract of veteran forward Aaron Lennon according to reports from England.

Lennon was a transfer target for Leeds City with the Sun reporting in February that the veteran forward was in line for a return to his childhood club in the summer.

BARRY WANTS ONE MORE SEASON

Gareth Barry has enjoyed a long career and currentlyhold the record for most appearances in the Premier League with 653 games. The 38-year-old has been playing for West Brom in the past two seasons and wants to play an extra season for the club.

West Brom currently sits fourth on the Championship table and are set to partake in the playoffs and Barry is looking to lead the team back to the Premier League. Barry is considered one of the most consistent midfielders to have played in the Premier League.

GARETH BARRY LOOKING FOR ONE MORE TASTE OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Gareth Barry is the epitome of durability and consistency that many Premier League players try to emulate. The record holder of the most appearances in the league at 653 matches is looking for one more glory day in the top flight. Barry was relegated playing for West Brom last season but still harbours hope of playing in the top flight next season.

WestBrom currently lies in the play-off places and have been on a good run of form in the Championship in recent weeks. The recent 2-0 victory away at Barry’s former side Aston Villa made it 6 wins in 7 away games for the club. In addition West Bromhave kept four clean sheets in the last 5 matches and sit just 4 points of the final automatic slot with a game in hand.

DONNELLY: PLAYERS TESTAMENT TO THE CLUB

Blackburn Rovers Ladies’ manager Gemma Donnelly was full of praise for three of her longest serving players after they reached milestones for the club.

They have shown immense loyalty to the club over the last couple of years, rejecting various offers from other top English sides to continue their football at the club.

Graeme Jones heaps praises on Gareth Barry

Graeme Jones has been active in Football management for over 10 years in the capacity of an assistant and has worked with different teams in England over this period, where he has come across various talented players, but one player who has stood out for him during his time as an assistant manager is Gareth Barry who is plying his trade at West Bromwich Albion at the moment.

Jones had the opportunity to see Barry from close quarters when the two of them were at Everton and the former says that the way Garry approaches the game, the kind of professionalism he shows; it’s absolutely fantastic.

Harvey Barnes: Gareth Barry Is Capable Of Playing Until He's 40

Gareth Barry's younger teammates believe he is capable of playing on until he is 40. The veteran midfielder, who turns 38 in February, is enjoying his first ever campaign in the second tier after 20 consecutive seasons in the Premier League. He’s worked his way into the Baggies team in recent weeks and has started four of the last six games for Darren Moore. In Albion’s last fixture, a 4-1 victory over Reading, he completed the full 90 minutes and started the match as captain.

Harvey Barnes was born just six months before Barry made his Villa debut 20 years ago, but the youngster believes his experienced teammate, who has played 770 senior games, can continue till his 40s. “I don’t see why not,” said Barnes, who is currently away with England under-21s. “He has had a great career and I’m sure he’d like it to continue. He is massive for the team. You can see when he steps into the team it sort of brings a calmness around the place. You see it in training all the time, but when you are out there on a Saturday he just brings that composure and he has got a great left foot. Everyone knows what he has achieved a lot in his career and he is a real asset to the team.”

Everton loanee Kurt Zouma not giving up on Chelsea career

Everton loanee Kurt Zouma has said that he is confident of making a mark with parent club Chelsea despite going out on loan for the second straight season. The France international only penned a six-year deal with the Blues 12 months ago but he has since failed to make a single competitive appearance for the west London giants.

Despite this, he is unperturbed by the situation and he has the belief that he can break into the Blues setup once he has proved himself with regular gametime, he said: “I will go back, yes. I have always believed in myself since I started playing football at 16. I have always wanted to show myself at Chelsea since I have been there. I want to show people I can come back and play there.

GARETH BARRY TO REMAIN AT WEST BROM

Premier League veteran Gareth Barry has decided to remain at West Bromwich Albion past this summer, according to reports. The player triggered his contract with the Baggies for an extra season. Barry only joined last season from Everton FC on a one-year dealbut he featured enough to activate a one-year extension.

The 37-year old former England midfielder featured 30 times in all competitions last term. His 25 appearances in the Premier League helped him break the record for most games and set a new one at 653 games. He overtook Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs last September but he continued to feature for the Hawthorns until February.

A Peep Into Leighton Baines's Everton Career

It might have gone unnoticed in the midst of Everton's Europa League progression, but one Blue made history during the Ruzomberok tie. Leighton Baines is now the full-back that has the most appearances in club history, exceeding the great Tommy Wright who was at the top of the list.

The Everton legend, Baines celebrated the 10th anniversary of his arrival at Everton. In a summer of change, he remains a key figure for Ronald Koeman. The £6m sent to Wigan in August 2007 will go down as one of the best pieces of business the club have done. Seems irrelevant but it is not. Everton have had a few cultured left foots down the years – Kevin Sheedy being the most obvious example – but Baines appears first before any name you will care to mention.

BARRY: WEST BROM NEEDS HOME WINS

West Brom star Gareth Barry claims that the club needs to win their home games to be able to retain their top flight status at the end of the season. The distinguished Premier League star and former England international is keen on playing on in the top flight. If West Bromwich Albion do not get their acts right, they risk a relegation to the Championship despite their strong finish in recent years.

Barry, who won the league with Manchester City and as had playing spells in Aston Villa and Everton, opines that the secret is winning the rest of their home games at the least. He remains confident in the setup and believes they can fight off the relegation threat.

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