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Five extend United contracts
Uploaded Wednesday, 4th Sep, 2019 at 19:00

BALLYMENA United are pleased to announce that five current players have committed their futures to the club.
Signing a two year extension to their current contacts are Steven McCullough, Scot Whiteside, Andrew McGrory and Jude Winchester, whilst Jonathan Addis extends his contract by a year.
The quintet all signed for the Sky Blues under manager David Jeffrey and amassed a combined 188 appearances during last season en route to guiding the club to second place in the league and Europa League football.
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The Boss was delighted to be able to secure the services of the players beyond the end of this season, "since we have come to the club Bryan and I have worked along with Paul McAreavey to bring in young players who want to play and be successful and, most importantly, want to do that here at the Showgrounds. Last summer we signed a number of players who filled that criteria and had a squad of players who earned that success - the reward for which we witnessed over the summer.
It is important, however, not to dwell on the here and now. We constantly look to plan ahead and as a result we are delighted that we can begin securing the future by extending the contracts of these five young men. With the likes of Lecky, Millar, Friel and Burns already committed for the next two years, we are promoting long term stability in the squad.
With an average age of just over 25, but with significant depth of experience, these gentlemen fit the bill of youth, ability and hunger to play and win. They continue to grow as players and we're delighted that they’ve chosen to put their faith in Bryan, myself and our staff team to develop them further."