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Sam Slocombe cites "overall package" as reason for staying with Notts County


Notts County goalkeeper Sam Slocombe has signed a new two-year contract with the club, citing the "overall package" on offer at Meadow Lane as the perfect fit for him at this stage of his career.

The 34-year-old, who first joined the Magpies ahead of the 2019-20 season, is ready for the latest chapter in his career and believes that strong competition in all areas of the squad is key to success.

"It may be possible to operate in League Two with one senior, experienced goalkeeper, but I don’t think it’s the right approach for a club that has ambitions of being successful," said Slocombe. "Competition brings the best out of everyone and if we can get that in every position it’s a really positive thing."

Slocombe has won three promotions from League Two and is confident in his ability to compete at a high level. However, he is also mindful of what lies ahead and considered multiple options before deciding to stay with Notts County.

"This is a big stage in my life," he said. "What’s best for my family has to form a huge part of any decisions about my future - and the whole package this club provides is brilliant."

Slocombe praised the owners and staff at Meadow Lane for creating a great feeling behind the scenes and is excited to be involved with the club. He will also continue to pursue coaching qualifications and learn from backroom staff such as goalkeeper coach Tom Weal and head coach Luke Williams.

"It would be stupid of me not to take on board the techniques of people like Tom and Luke," he said. "Working with Tom is very different to my experiences elsewhere, but it’s helped me massively. We’re very fortunate to have someone of his quality and work ethic."

Slocombe takes pride in passing on his knowledge and experience to younger members of the squad and has already had an influence on young keepers such as Joe McDonnell and Anthony Patterson.

"I’m really honoured to have left the tiniest stamp on these keepers," he said. "It’s going to be another big couple of years for Tiernan Brooks. If I can have an influence on him reaching his potential, I would be just as proud of that as I am of my performances and achievements over the last four years."

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hes a great keeper that just needs the support we afford others at times. im certain he will play a big role in taking us further! so pleased sam slocombe signed on again.

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I'm glad to hear that Sam Slocombe has agreed to a new 2-year deal. Hopefully, this, along with Rawlinson and Jones signing, will encourage the others 

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I’m pleased that Sam is staying with us. He’s one of the best keepers in the league and has shown his skill time after time. He’s also a great teacher for the young lads and a true professional. I hope he can help us get back to where we belong.

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This is great news for the club and for Sam. He’s been solid for us in goal and deserves a new deal. He’s also a nice guy and a leader in the team. Well done Sam!

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This is fantastic news for everyone involved with Notts County. Sam Slocombe is a class act and a vital part of our team. He’s not only a superb keeper, but also a great character and a role model for the youngsters. He’s shown his commitment to the club by signing a new deal and I’m over the moon that he’s staying with us.

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Notts County has achieved a great feat by securing the services of Sam Slocombe, as he could have easily signed for another club. He's an astonishing goalkeeper and an indispensable player for the team, his contributions on the pitch are invaluable. In addition to his skills as a player, Sam is also an admirable person and a leader both on and off the pitch. The fact that he has signed a new contract with the club is a testament to his worth and commitment to Notts County. I am elated that he will be staying with us and I have no doubt that he will continue to play a crucial role in our future success.

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