Davis inks Preston deal
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Claude Davis has pledged his future to Preston by signing a long-term deal.Claude Davis has pledged his future to Preston by signing a long-term deal at Deepdale.
The defender has been a key figure for manager Billy Davies, with his assured presence at the heart of the back four playing a big part in Preston's charge towards the play-offs.
The Jamaican's efforts have caught the eye of several clubs and Preston have moved to head off the prospect of him being prised away by handing him a deal until the summer of 2009.
Lilywhites chairman Derek Shaw has worked hard on the deal and expressed delight at seeing Davis commit his future to Preston.
"Many people have often criticised what they call the club's lack of ambition, but getting one of the best defenders outside of The Premiership on an extended deal shows that we want to keep our best players and we want to get to The Premiership ourselves," Shaw told the club's website.
"These have been fairly long talks and thankfully at last we have completed it and Claude has agreed the two-year extension and we are all very pleased."