Tranmere's Ian Goodison signs new one-year contract

Ian Goodison

Ian Goodison has signed a new one-year contract with Tranmere, making him the oldest outfield player confirmed to be in the Football League next season.

In November, ex-Jamaica defender Goodison

He has played 390 games in nine seasons at the club, including 12 in 2012-13.

"I love Tranmere and am very happy to stay. From the day I came, all the fans and staff have made me very welcome," Goodison told the club website.

Manager Ronnie Moore added: "I'm really pleased Ian will be here for another year. He has been a fantastic footballer for this club over the past nine years.

"People might be surprised that I've offered him a contract at the age of 40 but Ian doesn't play like a 40-year-old.

"He is not like any other player I've ever worked with - he's a one off and his team-mates love him. He has an incredible amount of experience and has helped our young defenders this season with a lot of advice before and during matches."

Four other players - midfielder Andy Robinson, full-back Zoumana Bakayogo, plus goalkeepers Owain Fon Williams and Jason Mooney - have

Bournemouth's Steve Fletcher retired at the age of 40 earlier this month, while the future of Bury defender Efe Sodje - also 40 - is still undecided.

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