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The right fit for Spector

Posted: Fri 28 Jun 2013
Image by: Chris Alcock

Jonathan Spector says he was happy to put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal and is optimistic for Blues in the season ahead.

The American international became the last of Lee Clark's out of contract players to commit to the club when he completed the paperwork yesterday.

Signing his new deal capped off a big week for the 27-year-old who got married to long-term girlfriend Olivia at the weekend.

"It's good to get the deal signed and I don't have to worry about it," said Spector. "It's a fantastic club. I'm very happy here and I think it's just the right fit right now for me personally.

"I got married this past Saturday. It was a great summer leading up to that and the manager was kind enough to give me a couple of extra days to get adjusted to married life before coming back for pre-season. It just took a little bit longer to sign because of all the preparations back home with the wedding."

When Spector returned to the training pitches, he was greeted by a vastly changed squad from last season.

"There are a few new signings and I'm sure there may be one or two more before all's said and done," he said. "There have been some good signings and I think they will certainly add quality to the side and I'm looking forward to playing with them and getting to know them. I think we’re all looking forward to the year ahead."

Although Lee Clark has been hampered financially in the transfer market, Spector remains confident that Blues have enough quality players to acquit themselves well in the Championship over the coming season.

"Last season it took us a little time to get used to and adapt to the way that Lee Clark wanted us to play," added Spector. "But once we did I thought we were a very good side and had some great results but it was just too little too late. But I think that puts us in a good position for this season.

"Cardiff were very strong obviously but apart from them no one ran away with it and it was a very competitive league and I don’t envisage it being any different this year. I think it will be a difficult one to call again this year.

"But our aim, again, will be for promotion. I think it's doable. We have kept some very good players and added a few. It's just about getting the right mixture and I think we will do that this season."