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Contract extensions
Uploaded Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 at 20:43

BALLYMENA United are delighted to announce that three players have extended their contract to stay at the Showgrounds. Young players Thomas McDermott and Conor Quigley have agreed new two year deals, whilst midfielder Stephen McAlorum has agreed a structured one year deal.
Conor signs his contract in the company of Bryan McLaughlin and David Jeffrey
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Manager David Jeffrey has been working to rebuild the squad following the departure of several senior players, and was delighted to be able to retain the services of the three players.
"Thomas and Conor came in halfway through the season, at a time when we were particularly hit by injuries, and so the pressure on young shoulders to not only slot into the squad but to be pushing and taking the opportunity for first team appearances has been huge. Both players initially signed to the end of the season with a view to allowing us to assess them in training and matches, and we've been more than impressed with their attitude and application - in essence they have earned their right to be here.
Stephen had a difficult year due to unfortunate injuries, but we all saw what a massive contribution he made to the team when he came on in the second half of the season. The profile of our squad going forward this season will be much younger, and so someone of Stephen's experience and knowledge of the game both on the pitch and in training will be invaluable to us."
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New Recruits
Stay tuned for more information later this evening when we can reveal more plans for the season ahead...