Saunders in no rush to sign Bees deal

Brentford star Sam Saunders says he will not be rushed into signing a new contract at Griffin Park.

The winger’s current deal expires at the end of the season and last week he was offered improved terms by the club.

But he is determined to ensure the deal is in the best interests of his future before signing on the dotted line.

Saunders told West London Sport: “I’ll be looking to get something done but if is not right, it’s not right. I’m 28 and I’ve got to look to the future and to life after football.

Rosler is keen to keep Saunders.

“It’s just the first offer. We’ve touched base and had a chat and we’re looking to sit down and start progressing that further, hopefully. We’ll see.

“Everyone knows I’m out of contract at the end of the season so it’s best for both parties to sort it before the January window opens, just so it stops any speculation.

“I’m happy here and enjoying my football so hopefully we can get something sorted.”

Saunders is a fans’ favourite and the Bees’ top scorer this season with six goals.

His status at the club was recently underlined when they used an image of him as part of an advertising campaign on the back of local buses.

And he was instrumental again as Uwe Rosler’s side dug deep to register a first home win in the league since October against Hartlepool on Saturday.

The 2-1 victory lifted Brentford into the play-off places and Saunders could not be happier with their position heading into the Christmas period.

He said: “It was a massive win. We knew we could establish ourselves in the top six in the last home game before Christmas and we’ve produced, so we’re delighted.

“Luck has eluded us recently at home. But now we’re in sixth spot we’re going stay there as long as possible.”

Related story: Brentford stars could be offered deals

Follow West London Sport on Twitter