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McAllister eyeing new deal

Jamie McAllister is looking to land a new contract at Yeovil Town despite their impending relegation back into Sky Bet League One.

The Glovers' club captain will see his current deal at Huish Park expire at the end of the season.

The veteran left-back is, however, not ready to move on just yet and hopes to extend his two-year association with the club.

He has now worked with Gary Johnson at Bristol City and Yeovil and feels he is in the right place, under the right people, at this stage of his career.

McAllister, who will turn 36 on Saturday, told the Western Gazette: "Of course I'm looking to keep playing, I'm fit and looking to carry on.

"Age is just a number to me. I have played 38 games this season and I'm itching to keep going.

"Hopefully I will have a chat with the gaffer. I'd like to stay here but we will see what happens. I would like to continue here.

"There is a lot of uncertainty and a lot of the boys are out of contract so they will be playing for their futures.

"It's a great opportunity to show what you can do, be it here or elsewhere. But the boys won't be thinking that, they will be wanting to put on a good show and get the three points."

Yeovil's return to the third tier after just one season in the Championship has all but been confirmed - as they sit six points adrift of safety with only two more games to come and in need of a major swing in goal difference - but McAllister insists they will be looking to go down with their heads held high.

He added: "The boys are obviously gutted and disappointed it's pretty much over. But for the last year, the spirit of the camp has been brilliant.

"We have got a great group of lads that have done unbelievably well in some games and have given a great account over the season.

"We want to finish on a high. As a group we want to show that we're good enough to be here. We just came up short, which was disappointing.

"We've done incredibly well to get the points we have done and with a wee bit more luck we could've got the points to keep us up.

"I think a lot of people had us down before the start of the season and not to get as many points as we have done by being so close.

"We have got to finish on a high and look to come back strong next season."