Graham Westley signs two-year deal

Boro poss to stay with club until 2012

BORO boss Graham Westley has signed a two-year extension with the club.

Westley’s contract was to run out this summer but after guiding the club to the Blue Square Premier title and with it a place in the Football League for the first time in its history he sat down with club chairman Phil Wallace to thrash out a new deal.

“Since we secured our promotion to the Football League in late April, the chairman and I have shared lengthy and detailed conversations about all aspects of the future which I expect will be a very exciting place for everybody involved at the club,” Westley told the club’s website.

“Obviously things were held up a little by our participation in the FA Trophy Final.

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“The most important part of the immediate work that has needed doing has involved dealing with our players and management team and recruiting some key new players; keeping our strong core of fantastic people on board and adding important new assets.

“That work is now nearly done, and we have now had the chance to finalise an agreement for me to continue to manage the club for the next two years.”

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Westley has worked quickly to secure the futures of 17 players that were involved in the title success last season while the club remains in talks with Mitchell Cole, Eddie Odhiambo and Mark Albrighton.

Andy Drury left for Blue Square Premier side Luton Town after they failed to win promotion back to the Football League at the first time of asking while out-of-contract Michael Bostwick is considering an improved offer from Boro along with several offers from several League One and Championship clubs.

Speaking about Bostwick, Wallace said: “I spoke to Michael last week and we made him a great offer to sign again prior to the FA Trophy final. He has 28 days to let us know whether he will accept that offer. It’s a tough choice for him as he has several clubs trying to sign him, but we won’t give up.”

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