Murdoch signs one-year contract extension

Murdoch signs one-year contract extension
by Jonathan Mitchell

Morton are delighted to announce that Andy Murdoch has today signed a one-year contract extension to tie him to the club until 10 June 2018.

The 22-year-old originally penned a short-term deal with us on 23 September 2016 before manager Jim Duffy moved to keep him at the club for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.

Talented central midfielder Murdoch went on to make 31 starts and two substitute appearances over the course of the season, catching the eye with his dynamic displays in the engine room.

And Greenock gaffer Duffy was thrilled that the former Rangers ace was keen to sign on again at Cappielow for 2017/18.

Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net today, he said: “Andy has signed a year’s contract and we’re just absolutely delighted that he’s going to be here next season.

“I’m really, really happy he’s committed himself to Morton again and it’s another sign that players enjoy their football here at Cappielow.

“He’s just turned 22 there and so there’s plenty of room and scope for him to continue to improve, like most of the squad because we have a very young team.

“He came into the club with the season already started, when the system we played was already in place, and he had to adapt to that.

“And he adapted remarkably well and very quickly and became a real favourite, not just with his team-mates but with the supporters.

“It’s not always the unfashionable players who get the plaudits they deserve. Sometimes they do the work that goes unnoticed.

“But I think the fans, in particular, appreciated the work Andy did for the team very quickly, and once he got a couple of games under his belt and up to speed, he was once of the most consistent players we had right through the season.

“He was thoroughly deserving of a new contract. We were working on it for a number of weeks and it was just a case of getting it done.

“I was pleasantly surprised from our point of view that a Premiership club didn’t snap him up and take the option to sign him. But from my point of view, I’m delighted because he was such an important player for us.”

 

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