We are pleased to announce that defender Jack Iredale has today signed a contract extension that will keep him with the club until 10 June 2018.
Australian centre-half Jack signed a six-month deal in the summer and made two first-team starts, against Edinburgh City and Livingston in the Betfred and Irn-Bru Cup respectively, before joining Queen’s Park on loan.
Iredale has made 11 League One starts since moving to Hampden, and based on attending matches, watching footage of the Spiders and Gus MacPherson’s reports, Jim Duffy has offered the 21-year-old a new deal.
Duffy, who confirmed Iredale will spend the second half of the season back at Cappielow, said: “We signed Jack on a short-term deal and put him out on loan to Queen’s Park.
“That was to get him competitive, first-team experience of the Scottish game coming from Australia, and he’s done that.
“I’ve spoken to Gus, at length, and got a number of games sent to me and went and seen him as well, so we’ve monitored his progress and decided to offer him a new deal until the end of the season.
“He’s going to come back and compete. It’s going to be difficult, and I’ve explained that to him, that we have good players in the area he plays – left centre-back or left-back – but he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“And like a lot of boys at 21, he’s got a lot of potential. But potential has to be realised and Jack knows he’s going to have to work on certain aspects of his game and if he can, he’s got a lot of attributes that’s for sure.”
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