Chris Baird extends Fulham contract to keep him at Craven Cottage until 2013

14 September 2010 01:19
New deal: Baird

Fulham defender Chris Baird has signed a new deal running until the summer of 2013.

The Northern Ireland international, who was signed from Southampton in the summer of 2007, played a key role as Fulham fought their way to the Europa League final last season.

Baird made his first appearance under new manager Mark Hughes at the weekend when he appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 win over Wolves.

Baird, 28, showed his versatility last season by filling a midfield role whileDickson Etuhu and Danny Murphy were missing through injury.

Baird began his career with Ballymena United before joining Southampton. Hemade his Saints debut in 2003.

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