But, after seeing his preparation for the Premier League hampered by a broken foot, he was restricted to just 15 top-flight appearances, including only two starts.
"I've always described Lumes as a 'proper bloke'," said McCarthy, "someone who puts himself about and gives everything for the cause with no fuss or complaint and is also an excellent influence in the dressing room.
"He's also proved himself to be a very good player with us and his goals played a major part in helping the team win the Championship title.
"He suffered from injury problems last season but whenever he featured never gave less than 100% and again played his part in the club securing Premier League status.
"At this age he wants to be playing regular football which is something that might have been difficult with us next season."
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