Delaney demands clarity on future

Last updated : 24 January 2005 By Pancho Villa

The Welsh defender, who is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury against Manchester United on Saturday, has 18 months left on his current deal. Although David O'Leary has intimated that talks on an extension will get underway in the summer, Delaney would like clarification before then.

“I'm pleased the manager has given an indication that he wants to get things moving regarding a new contract and I am very happy here,” the former Cardiff player said. “I would be grateful if it were to happen sooner rather than later though. I don't want it hanging over my head and to go into the final 12 months of my current contract with any doubts over my future.”

A similar situation occurred with Gareth Barry last season that Tubbs has since admitted probably adversely affected the former England player’s form. Barry’s deal was eventually sorted and the midfield player was on target at the weekend when Delaney was forced off the field after eleven minutes. He will learn the full extent of the injury today, although O’Leary fears it could be long term.