Date: 19th May 2015 at 6:08pm
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With the ink now dry on Inigo Calderon and Casper Ankergren’s new 12 month contract extensions, both players have talked about signing on for another year.

Both interviews are carried by the Official Site, so we’ll begin with our Player of the Year for 2014-15.

‘It`s a good feeling and a relief. I don`t like the waiting game, but we had to find out which league we were going to be playing in first and now I feel very happy. It`s something that I always wanted to do. I realise that every year it gets harder to stay at the club and prove you are good enough; I know that because I`ve been here for the past five years. The aim now as a team is to start better than we did last year. We want to be in the top six in the Championship, but so do all the other 23 teams in the league.’

Calderon went on to say that last season had been a particular learning curve given our play off battles in previous years, so it’s important that we ‘respect’ how tough the division is, don’t take things for granted and ensure that we are in a better position come that first game of the season to kick on again having hopefully had a good and productive pre season campaign.

The 33 year old went on to express his gratitude and thanks to the fans once more for their backing through a disappointing year.

‘They are always exactly the same with me, but I don`t know why because I don`t think I`m a particularly special player. I`m just a normal, honest guy and as there weren`t many great football moments, they perhaps appreciated my commitment on the pitch, which I`ve always had.’

Calderon ended by talking of his delight at seeing Ankergren get a new deal as well.

‘I`m very pleased for him because he`s a good guy. It`s tough when you are not playing to get another year, but it shows the quality he has and the type of person he is.’

As for Ankergren himself, in his interview having penned the deal, he went on to say that he didn’t have to think twice when it was offered in reality.

‘I`m very happy and very pleased to be offered a new deal, especially now I`m 35. I still feel fit but I know that contracts don`t hang on trees these days, especially when you`re a bit older, so it`s important that you remain professional and train well. You have to make sure you`re fit and do all the right things off the pitch as well. I try to do all of those things and that has paid off for me. I love being here and around the people that work at this club. The social aspect of football is also really important to me.’

With a sense of mutual respect going on, Ankergren also had words of praise for Calderon.

‘Calde came just before me and there are still a few players left that got us promoted into the Championship. It`s good to see because a lot of clubs get rid of most of their players once they get promoted and sign some new ones, so it`s always nice when those players who achieve something with the club are still here.’

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