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Fulham defender Chris Baird signs new three-year deal

Chris Baird
Baird has established himself for both club and country

Fulham defender Chris Baird has signed a new contract that is set to keep him at the club until the summer of 2013.

The 28-year-old arrived from Southampton in July 2007 and was a key part of the Cottagers team that reached the Europa League final in May.

The Northern Ireland international made over 50 appearances during the 2009/10 season, playing both in defence and midfield domestically and in Europe.

Baird came on at half-time in Fulham's 2-1 victory over Wolves on Saturday.

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Baird started his career at Ballymena United before joining Southampton's youth academy in 1998 and made his first team debut in March 2003.

He joined Fulham for £3m and was signed by then manager Lawrie Sanchez.

He has won more than 40 international caps and played in the Northern Ireland team which secured an excellent 1-0 win in Slovenia in their Euro 2012 qualifier on 3 September.



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