Lee Hughes signs new Notts County deal

Notts County striker Lee Hughes has signed a new contract, which could keep the 35-year-old at the club until 2014.

The former West Brom and Coventry veteran signed a new deal that will run until the end of next season, with an option to extend for a further year.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “I don’t feel like I’m 35, I feel 21. The fans have taken me in and I love it here.

“We spoke for an hour over a cup of tea [about the contract] and that was it – sorted. There was no doubt in my mind.”

Hughes has started the season well, scoring six goals in 12 games so far, and County currently sit eighth in League One.

The frontman is fast approaching his 50th goal for the club, having scored 48 in 81 appearances at Meadow Lane.

“I’m still running around, I’m naturally fit and – touch wood – I’ve had no injuries this year.

“I don’t feel any aches and pains so why not? I’m enjoying it, I’m scoring goals and the fans are enjoying me playing – I can tell.

“And I am playing with a smile on my face.”

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