Date: 12th May 2011 at 4:14pm
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Ipswich Town have confirmed that goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett has signed a new two-year deal keeping him at Portman Road until summer 2013.

Having played second fiddle to first choice keeper Marton Fulop for much of the season, Lee-Barrett enjoyed a good run in the starting lineup towards the end of the season, during which he put in a number of impressive displays. The Ipswich-born keeper, who joined his hometown club on a free transfer in August 2009, was set to leave the club this summer. However, the 27-year-old was understood to have agreed new terms last week and has now put pen to paper on a new contract.

‘Obviously I’m very pleased to have sorted my future out here,’ Lee-Barrett told the Official Club Website. ‘It’s a great football club and it’s good to be part of the squad going forward.’

Of the original list of 21 players who were set to be out-of-contract this summer, Lee-Barrett becomes the tenth to have committed his future to the Blues. The former Hartlepool keeper joins Jack Ainsley, Troy Brown, Damien Delaney, Carlos Edwards, Jamie Griffiths, Colin Healy, Conor Hourihane, Luke Hyam and Ronan Murray in agreeing new terms. Full-back Tom Eastman has yet to decide upon his contract offer, whilst the remaining ten are set to leave. Brian Murphy, David Norris and Gareth McAuley have all rejected new terms whilst David Cawley, Billy Clark, Pablo Counago, Reggie Lambe, Kevin Lisbie, Ian McLoughlin and Alan Quinn are also to be released this summer.

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