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24 June 2014

Midfielder looking to build on last two years

Burton Albion midfielder Robbie Weir says he’s looking forward to another two years at the club after signing a new two-year deal.

The Northern Irish midfielder was offered a contract at the end of last season, and says that he was always looking to remain at the Pirelli Stadium.

“I’ve been here for two years and I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The contract has been on the table for a while but I wanted to clear my head and get away from football, so it’s taken a bit of time but I’m happy to be here for two more years.

“It was just a matter of time before I signed, rather than whether I was. I’ve been here for two years and thoroughly enjoyed it with making the play-offs both seasons and the signings that the gaffer has made I think we can go a step further,” said Weir.

Weir admits it took longer than he would have liked to have put pen to paper after making his 100th start for the club at Wembley, and he maintains he shares the club’s vision for success.

“If I didn’t think the club was going anywhere I would have been looking elsewhere, so I’m over the moon to sign as I feel the club is going places.

“To make 100 appearances for the club is an honour, especially to make my 100th start at Wembley.

“In football you want to win things and go places, and over the last two years we’ve been unfortunate but the signings the gaffer’s made have been good. I played with Lucas Akins at Tranmere and 

I know what he’s going to bring and I think it will be an exciting season ahead,” said Weir.

After going so close to promotion last season, Weir has been impressed with the signings made by Gary Rowett over the summer, and says he wants to enjoy a good season with the club.

“The gaffer has put his stamp on it now and there are people that want to come and play for us. We’re no longer the little club and we’ve made our name in this division. Lucas has come from 

League One and he’s a strong, powerful winger and I know what he’s capable of doing.

“Every game I put in 110% and some days that’s not enough, and this year I want to kick on from a personal point of view. I don’t think I had the best season last year so I think this will be a very big year for me.”

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