Tuesday 8 May 2012

Quartet sign new contracts

Four of our out of contract players have put pen to paper on new deals in a busy day at the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium.

Chief executive Ged Nixon presided over the quartet of signings this afternoon, kicked off by Kevin McCann and followed up by Ross Gray, Ross Docherty and Andy Russell.

All four players have agreed one year contracts to remain Livingston players for the duration of the 2012-13 season.

McCann is effectively a new signing for manager John Hughes given that he only joined us in March on a short term contract, while the decision to offer renewed terms to Gray, Docherty and Russell is another indicator of the good work ongoing in our youth development programme.

Gray spent the second half of this season on loan with Berwick Rangers, where his performances in the Third Division have earned plaudits.

Docherty and Russell, meanwhile, have featured periodically in the first team squad after impressing as part of our championship winning Under 19 side.

"Our existing squad has done us proud this season, and we believe that there is more to come from the players we have," said Ged Nixon upon completing the day's business.

"Bearing that in mind, we are delighted to get all four of today's signings back on board for next season.

"As everyone knows, youth development is a huge thing for us and it's pleasing to see three of our homegrown talents progress.

"Kevin, on the other hand, added quality and a wee bit of experience to the team in the last couple of months of the season, so we're very happy that he's decided to stay with us for another year."

Negotiations with other out of contract players and potential signing targets are ongoing.

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