Jan 19 2010 By Matthew Leslie
SCOTLAND ace John Barclay, the 23-year-old Scotland flanker, has today re-signed for Magners League leaders - Glasgow Warriors - for a further two years.
John, pictured, who joined the Warriors straight from school as a 17-year-old, is now in his sixth season with the club and has become one of Scotlands most formidable flankers.
He said: The club is definitely going in the right direction and very soon we will have an outstanding training facility in Scotstoun that will put us right up there with some of the best clubs in Europe.
I have great friends and family in Glasgow and we have a very settled squad here at the Warriors. I feel the club can go on and win the Magners League, if not this year, then in the very near future.
John is homing in on is 100th appearance for the club having featured on 98 occasions, scoring 11 tries.
Warriors head coach Sean Lineen added: John has been around for a while now but is still very young so Im delighted that hes decided to secure his future with Glasgow.
Ive seen him grow into a classy international player and it says a lot about the character of the man that he wants to stay in Glasgow and win.
However, while one member of the Killer B's is staying, another is going as Barclay's fellow back-rower, Kelly Brown, will leave the club at the end of the season to join Guinness Premiership side Saracens.
Lineen, said of the 26-year-old: Kelly is in a rich vein of form at the moment and will be a loss to us. We had hoped to retain his services but understand his reasons for moving south.
Even though Kelly is moving on, I know hell give everything to help Glasgow win something this season.
Its been a pleasure to work with him because he is a consummate professional and I wish him all the very best for the future.
Kelly joined the Warriors from the now-defunct Border Reivers in 2007 and has gone onto make 55 appearances for the Warriors scoring five tries.
Brown said: Ive thoroughly enjoyed my time in Glasgow and will hopefully leave the club following their highest ever finish in the Magners League.
I thank Sean Lineen and the coaching staff for their support over the past two seasons and look forward with excitement to the new challenges that lie ahead with Saracens.