McLeod eyes new Bees deal
Barnet top scorer Izale McLeod insists he is happy to open talks regarding a new contract.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 10/02/11 12:50pm
Barnet top scorer Izale McLeod insists he is happy to open talks regarding a new contract after reigniting his career with the Bees.
The 26-year-old's career stalled while at Charlton, making just seven league starts in three years at The Valley.
However, since joining the Bees in mid-November the former Derby striker has scored six goals in 10 starts and he told skysports.com that he is not looking to leave the League Two strugglers when his contract expires this summer.
"I'm just happy to get back playing football and I know that if I am playing regularly that I can score goals on a consistent basis," he said.
"I've always been confident in my ability and so far I've done pretty well since joining Barnet and long may that continue.
"I didn't get a real run in the side at Charlton and was mainly used as a substitute, and it is hard to make impact on a game when you get brief appearances here and there.
"I had to go out on loan a lot to get games and the injuries didn't help as well, so it wasn't the happiest period of my career.
"Coming to Barnet was a chance to get back playing week in, week out and that opportunity has enabled me to get fitter and sharper and I'm a much happier player because of it.
"When I left Charlton I was still injured and it was difficult for me to find a new club, but Barnet came along and the chairman told me that he would take on and get my knee sorted.
"For that I am really grateful, so although my contract does run out at the end of the season I am not looking to move elsewhere.
"I just want to enjoy my football and if the chairman wants to sit down with me in the summer and talk over a new deal then we will go from there."