Chambers looking forward to the new season...JAMES Chambers jetted off on holiday on Wednesday with spring in his step having put pen-to-paper on a new one-year deal here at Banks’s Stadium.
The 33 year-old, who joined the club almost two years ago, was a reliable figure last season as he established himself as a regular in the right-back berth, as well as taking his place in the heart of the back-line on occasions.
His experience and professionalism has been a real source of inspiration for the younger members of the playing staff and as such he is an extremely popular figure around the club.
“I’m very pleased to have signed this new deal,” he said. “I’m happy with the way that the team and I have been playing and I am also happy with the people that I work with here.
“It’s a good environment to be in and I can’t wait for the new season to get underway.
“I’ve been following the summer maintenance programme, so I feel good and ready to hit the ground running when pre-season training starts.
“Before that I have a bit of a holiday to recharge the batteries, but I am already looking forward to what the new season holds in store for us.
“We’ve got a good nucleus of players already here and if we can build on that and add to what we’ve got, there is every reason to be optimistic.
“The Gaffer knows what he wants and has various irons in the fire, so this is an exciting time for everyone associated with the club.
“People will come and go, that’s the nature of football, but our philosophy will remain the same and we will continue to attempt to play the game the correct way.
“From a personal point of view I want to be able to maintain a high level of performance in training and matches and make a contribution to the progress of the team.
“Whether the League will get tougher this year remains to be seen; there are a few clubs that I expect to be up there amongst the front-runners but then there will be the surprise packages who will make an impact, as Rotherham United did last season.
“It all makes for an interesting competition but as far as we are concerned, it’s about playing the type of football that we know we are capable of and hopefully being successful.”