CLUB captain Shaun Barker has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Burton Albion until the end of the season.
After being sidelined for more than four years with injury, Barker signed for the Brewers last August and made his debut as an injury-time substitute against his former club Derby County.
He then signed a contract extension until the end of the season and played a key part to Burton Albion’s Championship survival. His new contract will see him stay at the Pirelli Stadium until June 2018.
Shaun Barker said: “The gaffer said he’d like to extend my contract until the end of the season so I’m delighted. I haven’t been involved as much as a I was last year in terms of getting on the bench and getting time on the pitch but I’ve been training more and I’ve been more involved with the club in general.
“I’ve started working with Dan (Robinson) and Sam (Rose) in the academy just doing bits. I’ve been helping out in the rehab side of things with Nick (Fenton) working closely with Boyce and Brayford. I’m trying to be pro-active and do as much as I can but ultimately the gaffer wants a lot of the squad kept together and I’ll be one of the faces that stays until the end of the season.”
Barker has been working with the Burton Albion academy throughout the season, as well as playing a part in young reserve teams.
Academy manager Dan Robinson said: “It’s fantastic to have the club captain helping out with our young players in the academy which cements the link between the academy and first time. Shaun has been mentoring our young players, which for them, you can can’t have a better role model.”