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Chairman McCrory to review midfielder Kasim's contract
SWINDON Town chairman Jed McCrory has revealed that he intends to sit down with Yaser Kasim and review the midfielder’s contract in due course after the Iraqi’s sensational start to the season.
Kasim, who could barely get a game in the Conference with Luton and Macclesfield, has quickly become a cult hero amongst Town fans this season with a series of accomplished performances sitting just in front of the back four.
Such has been his impact at the County Ground that the former Tottenham trainee was the subject of a £250,000 bid from an unnamed Championship club, believed to be one of those tipped for promotion to the Premier League this term, on transfer deadline day.
McCrory and the Robins board quickly dismissed the approach and, with fans begging him to extend Kasim’s one-year deal in Wiltshire, the Swindon chief intends to do just that.
He told the Advertiser: “Obviously we’re going to review it.
“We’ve spoken to Kasim and there is a clause in the contract that, after x amount of games, we would then offer him a contract to suit both parties.
“One thing we’d ask the fans to do is trust us in what we are doing.
“Hopefully they can see what we’ve achieved in a short space of time and we hope will continue.
“They’ve got to trust us and not panic and just enjoy the football we’re putting together, and enjoy coming to the County Ground.
With regards to the deadline day offer for Kasim, McCrory said: “We received an offer from a Championship club. We rejected it. We told the player about it.
“He rejected it immediately because he wanted to stay with the club because he believes in what we’re doing and he’s enjoying the style of play.”
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