Moss Signs Extended Deal

Last updated : 04 September 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Neil Moss has signed an extended deal to keep him at Dean Court until 2009 after a clause in his contract was changed.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Moss is quoted as saying: "When I spoke to the chairman at the end of last season, I said I would have liked a two-year contract. I felt my form had been goodand although I half expected a pay cut, I was prepared to take that for two years. Instead of two years, we agreed on the appearance-related clause whereby once I had played 35 games, I would have automatically received the second year. Then, and through no real fault of my own, I didn't start the season so the clause was a waste of space really because I was going to struggle to play 35 games. I didn't want to be in limbo at the end of the season. If I'm not playing, I can't play 35 games and that could have left me open come next May. The manager and chairman spoke to me because they realised I wasn't happy about not playing. They asked if it would appease the situation if they replaced the option with a second year. I told them it would in respect of money, family and security, but my main issue has always surrounded playing. If you're playing, everything else takes care of itself".