GARY Taylor-Fletcher says he would “love” to agree a new Seasiders deal before his contract runs out at the end of the season.
The Pool striker, who has adapted admirably to Premier League football and scored the Seasiders’ first goal at this level at Wigan last August, is keen to spend a second season in the top flight with Ian Holloway’s side.
The 29-year-old said: “I am in my final year of my contract and I would love another year here. I want to help Blackpool stay in the Premier League and hopefully I will be playing with Blackpool in the Premier League again next season.”
“I have a one-year option on my current contract and we will see how it goes.”
Signed from Huddersfield in the summer of 2007, Taylor-Fletcher has missed only four of the club’s 26 Premier League games, starting 20 of them.
Team-mates Matt Gilks and David Vaughan are also out of contract in a few months’ time and Taylor-Fletcher feels it is vital that Pool keep the nucleus of their squad together.
“There are a number of the lads who are also out of contract in the summer and I hope they all stay,” he added.
“It is very important to keep the squad together as some of those players are the heart and soul of the club.
“It is part and parcel of football that players come into the last few months of their contracts, and if players move on I am sure we will be able to replace them. But hopefully we can keep hold of them and build around them.”
Taylor-Fletcher was talking at an event promoting the computer game EA SPORTS FIFA 11 Ultimate Team.