Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce that central defender Ashley Eastham has signed a new contract with the club.
The Cod Army’s vice-captain has put pen-to-paper on a deal which will keep him at Highbury until the summer of 2021.
Eastham initially signed for Fleetwood on a short-term loan in August 2012, before joining permanently in 2016 from fellow League One side Rochdale. In total, the 27-year-old has made 116 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals.
Upon signing his new contract, Eastham said: “I’ve been in talks with the club for the last couple of weeks now, and I’m really happy to get it done and dusted and look forward to what we’re creating here.
“I want to be a leader for this team. I want to help everyone thrive as a group and really make a success of what we’ve got at this club.
“There’s ambition coming from the chairman. We’ve got an extremely ambitious manager who drives hard every day on the training ground.”
Head coach Joey Barton added: “We are trying to build a culture at this football club around a strong playing squad, so to tie down one of our key players is massive for us.
“Ash’s performances on the pitch, and conduct off it have been superb since I’ve been at the club, and I’m pleased that we can reward him with a new contract.
“He is part of our leadership group within the dressing room, and I know that his fellow teammates, staff and supporters will be delighted with this news.”
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