Another player has signed a contract extension with the club.

 

Forward Paul Esslemont is the latest player to sign a new deal tying him to the club until summer 2024.

The 22 year old is pleased to extend his stay at Christie Park having not played a competitive game since January 2020.

He said: “I’m delighted to get a new deal sorted. Obviously with a year and a half out it’s been difficult but it’s good to see I’ve got that backing from the manager. We’ve brought in quite a few players which is good see and those who have come in are very good players and I’m happy to add to that.”

Paul came to the club in the summer of 2019 from Dyce and has made 28 squad appearances scoring 3 goals since debuting. He went into more detail on the recent injury.

He added: “I was out with Osteitis pubis so it affected the groin and pelvis area. A scan picked up on a few torn muscles which set me back and I’m delighted to be back playing again, it’s been a long time since I’ve been fully fit.”

Manager Allan Hale said: “Paul’s a player we’ve been delighted with since he came back from long term injury. After being out for a long time his physical condition wouldn’t be where it’s need to be to start games at the moment but he’s got a great attitude on a program and he’s working hard to get back.

We saw in the friendlies how effective he can be in the systems we’re looking to play. I’m delighted to have him tied up as it was an easy conversation and he’s buying into what we’re trying to do at the club and having another player extending his stay give us that long term stability.”