The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

HE’s not loud and he’s not quick but Bur­ton boss Gary Rowett in­sists he wouldn’t swap Ian Sharps for any­one af­ter the cap­tain ex­tended his con­tract at the Pirelli Sta­dium.

The 33-year-old de­fender has signed on for an­other year and Rowett be­lieves he is get­ting bet­ter with age.

“He isn’t light­ning quick and he isn’t a mas­sive shouter but what he does is go about his job and does it with a real sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity,” said Rowett.

“His read­ing of the game is key. He gets in good po­si­tions and you rarely see him out of po­si­tion.The other thing people don’t al­ways see is how com­fort­able he is on the ball.”

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