Lawrence pens Palace deal

20 August 2008 12:22
Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence has signed a new two-year contract with the Championship club. The veteran defender is now likely to finish his career at Selhurst Park as he will be 36 when the deal expires in 2010. "I'm more than fit enough to have another two years at this level," he told the South London Press. "The discussions were very straightforward and there were no arguments or negotiations. "My agent just looked over the contract to check everything was in place and it was signed, simple as that. "Finance is important to everyone because you've got to pay the mortgage, but I didn't quibble because I appreciated the gesture of another year."

Source: ESA