Tigers plan Barmby extension
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Hull City plan to offer midfielder Nicky Barmby a new contract with the League One high-flyers.
The 30-year-old joined his hometown club in the summer after agreeing to annul the remainder of his contract with Championship side Leeds United.
The former England international initially signed a one-year deal at The Kingston Communications Stadium - with a view to extending the contract beyond this season.
Tigers chairman Adam Pearson has revealed that Barmby's fine recent form has earned him the right to extend his deal on Humberside.
"His clause in his contract is that if he plays 20 games, then he gets an extra year," Pearson told the Hull Daily Mail.
"His form over the last six games means he will be getting it anyway, so no problems there."
Pearson added that the club also intend to extend the contracts of goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and defender Marc Joseph.
"We are talking to Boaz. I think we're also going to look at Marc Joseph," Pearson added.
"We've got a very good squad. We don't have any players in the squad we don't want, which is a breakthrough for us.
"So we've got a squad who are coveted by other people and possibly the contracts need a year putting on them.
"We like them to be on about 18 months."