Kellock extends contract
Scotland ace Alastair Kellock has signed a new three-year contract with the Glasgow Warriors.
By James Mason
Last Updated: 03/02/10 11:18am
Scotland ace Alastair Kellock has committed his future to the Glasgow Warriors after signing a new three-year contract - with the captain vowing to help the club progress further.
The 28-year-old arrived at Firhill Road in 2006 from Edinburgh and has since led the side in every season.
Kellock, who is currently training with the Scotland side ahead of their RBS Six Nations opener against France, is delighted to be staying with the Warriors and has praised how far the club has progressed.
He said: "We're playing good rugby, having continuously improved during my four years at the club and I can see us continuing to do that.
"Our fans are brilliant as well. They've continued to build year-on-year and that comes from success.
"We've built up a good team spirit and we work hard. That work ethic is massively important for me and the training facilities we will have next year are probably second to none in the Magners League."
Warriors head coach Sean Lineen is delighted to have secured Kellock for another three years, praising the influence he has had since arriving.
He added: "It's fantastic that Al has signed because it shows that he is committed to Glasgow.
"He is at the centre of everything that is good about Glasgow.
"Al is integral to how we move forward as a group. The game has moved on a lot and he is a great captain."
There has been a big increase in the amount of Glasgow players vying for places in the Scotland side and Warriors chief executive Kenny Baillie admits this is an exciting for the club.
He added: "We now have a record number of Glasgow players challenging for international honours, so to have retained so many talented Scottish players here at Glasgow, and especially our captain, is fantastic.
"I am absolutely delighted that Alastair is staying with the club. He is a top-quality player with a real winning mentality that rubs off on the whole organisation."