O'Leary wants to keep trio
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David O'Leary wants three key players to sign new deals.David O'Leary has highlighted the three players he wants to seal to new contracts in the coming months, with Thomas Hitzlsperger the main concern.
O'Leary, himself set to sign a new deal with The Villans soon, confessed that Lee Hendrie and Mark Delaney were priorities, but that Hitzlsperger could not be allowed to leave as a free agent when his contract expires.
Both Hendrie and Delaney are contracted to the club until the summer of 2006, but German international Hitzlsperger is only tied to the club until the end of this season.
"I'll recommend new deals for Hendrie and Delaney in the new year," said O'Leary.
"They're two that I'd like to keep long term but Hitzlsperger is the more immediate concern."