UK time is: 02:57:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Perry to stay a Saint

Southampton's veteran defender Chris Perry is set to remain at St Mary's next season after being offered a one-year contract extension.

The former Spurs player has a clause in his current deal whereby if he features in 25 games this season, he will automatically be offered a one-year extension; a landmark that Perry has already reached with seven league games remaining.

Saints' no.2 has made 34 starts this campaign, making a further two appearances from the bench, and so Perry has every reason to do all he can to help Southampton beat the drop and maintain his status as a Championship player next season.

Perry initially joined Saints on loan at the tail end of last season, when former boss Nigel Pearson signed the defender in a bid to improve Southampton's leaky defence.

Perry and fellow loanee Chris Lucketti managed to form a formidable partnership at the back, helping the Saints to preserve their Championship status for another season thanks to a dramatic final day 3-2 win over play-off chasing Sheffield United.

The former Charlton defender impressed so much during his loan stint that Saints approached Luton about turning Perry's loan move into a permanent one during the summer.

Luton accepted the offer, as did Perry, and so he penned a one-year deal to remain on the south coast.

This season, the 35-year-old centre half has been a rock at the heart of the defence, particularly under Mark Wotte who has paired him with Jan-Paul Saeijs.

Saints boss Wotte also revealed youngsters Matt Paterson, Joseph Mills and Jack Boyle will be offered new deals.

Other negotiations and talks remain behind closed doors for the time being as the club also waits to discover its fate this season.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 28 2009

Time: 4:07PM

Your Comments

Very glad about this - Perry and Saeijs have made a very very good partnership in the heart of defence. Perry's experience is exactly what we need and he fully deserves another year at St. Mary's.
abesaint
Very glad about this - Perry and Saeijs have made a very very good partnership in the heart of defence. Perry's experience is exactly what we need and he fully deserves another year at St. Mary's.
abesaint
Chris Perry has had a good season and deserves to be offered a new deal but sadly it will be down a division.
Doody
Chris Perry has had a good season and deserves to be offered a new deal but sadly it will be down a division.
Doody
Don't get ahead of yourself! Just because Perry has been offered a one-year extension, doesn't mean he will accept it. Fingers crossed he will though, as he'll prove to be a decent player for us once again next season, whatever division we're in.
Bailey11
Don't get ahead of yourself! Just because Perry has been offered a one-year extension, doesn't mean he will accept it. Fingers crossed he will though, as he'll prove to be a decent player for us once again next season, whatever division we're in.
Bailey11
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Long - Our Bubble Hasn't Burst (Monday December 22 2014)

Reed On First Start Against Everton (Sunday December 21 2014)

Pelle - Praise To The Whole Team (Saturday December 20 2014)

Unbelievable Spirit Delights Koeman (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Everton (Saturday December 20 2014)

Southampton v Everton: Team Line Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

Reed Set For Starting Debut? (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 40
2. Rex Vulgaris 22
3. WillT 9

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25

Breaking League News

Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 2%
Clyne 28%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 14%
Bertrand 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Reed 42%
S Davis 0%
Ward-Prowse 14%
Long 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Targett 0%
Sub - Gape 0%