Williams wants contract talks
Ipswich midfielder Gavin Williams is hoping to sign a new deal at Portman Road.
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 31/07/07 9:01pm
Ipswich midfielder Gavin Williams is hoping to sign a new deal to keep him at Portman Road until 2012.
Williams' current contract does not expire for another two years but there has still been speculation about his future.
Reports earlier in the summer claimed Jim Magilton could be ready to let him go and Stoke were linked with a move.
However, Williams would like to show his commitment to the club by penning a long-term deal and is eager for negotiations to begin.
"I have always maintained that I am happy at Ipswich, and I want to get fully match fit and then sit down and discuss signing a new contract," he told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"My current one runs out in 2009 and I would be delighted if I could extend it to say 2012."
Williams has only recently recovered from a long-standing pelvic problem but is optimistic of playing a full role this season.
"I made over 30 appearances last season despite having a niggling injury, and fully fit I can perform better this campaign," he said.
"I am confident I can play 40 games this season."