Holland Stays On

Last updated : 23 May 2008 By Paul Crisp
The player of the year was a star in the centre of midfield last season, and boss Alan Pardew is delighted to have secured the services of him for another term.

"It's an important signing. We all know what Matt offers the club, and his presence is not only for the good of the team, it will also help with the development of our young players, such as Jonjo Shelvey" said Pardew.

"With the signing of Mark Hudson as well, it's been a good day for the club. Both players are genuine leaders, something I felt we lacked at times last year, and both have been captains of their respective sides."