NATHAN CLARKE has confirmed he's close to agreeing a two and a half year contract.
The 21-year-old was awaiting the outcome of talks today between his agent and manager Peter Jackson.
But Clarke, who starred in yesterday's 1-1 draw against gritty Brentford, said: "I think it's just about done and dusted. It's just a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's.
"There are just one or two more things to thrash out but I don't think it'll be a problem and I can't wait to crack on.
"Two and a half years will take me up to 23 and, at the moment, I'm having as good a run as I've ever had.
"I'm fit and working hard and it's going great for me."