Andy Low has given the Locos faithful a midsummer boost by securing six players on extended deals through to at least 2026.
Captain Greg Mitchell (285 appearances) & vice-captain Mark Souter (297 appearances) both debuted in 2013/14 and these local lads are the beating heart of the Football Club. Both players played every minute of every match in the 2017/18 campaign, a feat only reached six times in the senior era. Both players have netted sixteen goals for the Railwaymen.
Jamie Michie (217 appearances, 10 goals) is entering his sixth season of his second spell at Harlaw Park, having been with the Club originally for seven campaigns. A fans’ favourite, Jamie is versatility personified.
Nathan Meres debuted in November 2020 and has scored eight goals in sixty six outings. A throwback to the ‘tanner ba’ era, the diminutive wingsmith is adored by the Locos fans.
“We are delighted these lads have committed to the club for the next 3 seasons as we felt it was important to show stability”
Completing the six are youngsters Blair Smith and Callum Duncan, proof positive at Harlaw Park, that if you’re good enough you’re old enough.
Boss Andy Low commented: “We are delighted these lads have committed to the club for the next 3 seasons as we felt it was important to show stability at the club and they will all have a big part to play in the short and long term ambitions that we have.
Mitch, Soapy and Jamie are really important players for us and they set great examples to the squad in how to carry yourself every week, both on and off the pitch. I want to raise the standards in everything that we do, and these guys will also be at the forefront of that. They also have an enthusiasm to represent the Club which is important.
Nathan, I feel, is getting back to his best and he is a player I really enjoy working with. His ability is there for all to see and he is a huge asset for us on his day. I look forward to seeing him develop further.
Blair and Callum have really progressed in the last few months and I think you will see both have a big impact on the first team over the 3 year period. I am delighted that they see their long term future at the club and we are looking forward to helping them develop all aspects of their game. As a Club, we want to keep giving young lads an opportunity at first team level and this is further proof that the pathway is there from youth to first team.”