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19 January 2021

We’re delighted to announce midfielder Alan McCormack has signed a contract extension at the club.

The 37-year-old’s new deal runs until the end of the 2020/21 season.

McCormack has made nine appearances so far this season since returning from a calf injury which kept him out for two months.

And he believes the recent form of the side is proving his decision to return to Blues the correct one.

“As soon as I came into the club, even though with everything that was going on around it, I’ve still loved every moment being back here,” said McCormack.

“I settled back in, felt like I had never been away really, and the performances of late have made me realise that the decision I made was the right one to make.

“I feel we’re getting to where I believed we could do when I first came in.

“To see the results and to see the performances increase through that period of time is very satisfying, to be around the group and have that ability and that belief to produce those performances consistently.

“I’m delighted to be staying and delighted to be a part of it and hopefully we can get ourselves back up the league where I think we can definitely be.”

On the calf injury, McCormack added: “The start was extremely frustrating, especially considering there was a couple of times I tried running again and I just kept shutting down and going back into the treatment room. It was very very frustrating, annoying and embarrassing at the same time.

“It was just about keeping focussed on getting back fit and when I did get back fit, trying to help everybody around me to become better players, to improve, to enjoy football and have that belief.

“I’m just hoping to contribute to getting points every week and keep us climbing up the league.”

Blues have lost one game in the last eight and the influential midfielder went on to say that the recent run of results is breeding confidence.

“The boys in the dressing room just want more and more games to come quicker and faster. When you feel and hear that around the dressing room it shows in the confidence of the players that you can win games.

“Ok the position in the table might look differently, but we don’t feel that we’re that side and we don’t feel that we’ll be there for too much longer if we keep doing what we’re doing. That’s hard work, dedication, sacrifices, everything you need to win games on a Saturday and Tuesday.

“Tonight is going to be no different. It’s going to be another tough game, but no better game to play than one of the form teams in the league.

“We’ll take it to them and try to produce another performance and three points.”

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