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SWINDON TOWN: Kasim signs two-year extension
YASER Kasim was delighted Swindon Town stuck to their end of the bargain and handed him the stability of a new contract after an impressive start to life in Wiltshire.
Kasim’s initial one-year deal at the County Ground stipulated that the club would sit down and talk terms again should the Iraqi feature in a specified number of matches - believed to be 10 - this season.
The 22-year-old has already gone past that figure and, having achieved cult hero on the terraces in record time, penned a two-year extension to his contract yesterday.
That means Kasim will remain a Robins player until the summer of 2016 and the former Tottenham trainee couldn’t be happier with the way things have turned out.
“It’s a very stabilising thing and I’m happy I’ve been rewarded for my work so far,” he told the Advertiser.
“After a certain number of games, which I have already surpassed, they said they would sit down and talk about a new contract - which they did.
“I sat down and spoke to the people and spoke to Lee before I signed my first contract and he said ‘we don’t know much about you but people say you can do what you can do and we’ll look after you’ and he’s done that. He’s held up his end, which is good.
“He talked about the future of the club and the project and it looks good, plus the people at the club, the coaching staff and the playing style really helped me to say I really want to be a part of it.”
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