Broughty Athletic JFC are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Iain Ross has signed a new two-year deal that keeps him at the club until 2018. Iain is pictured centre with BAJFC goalkeeping coach Mark Murray, left, and BAJFC manager Keith Gibson, right, after the signing.

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Iain joined the Fed from Tayport two season’s ago and was part of the side that won the two-game playoff against Armadale to gain promotion to the Super League this season. His contract was due to expire after Wednesday’s upcoming game against Fauldhouse United, and several clubs had made contact about his availability but Fed manager Keith Gibson was very keen on keeping his number one keeper. After lengthy discussions and hearing of the manager’s plans for next season, Iain signed on the dotted line to stay at the club.

Here’s what he had to say after putting pen to paper on his new deal…

“I’ve had a great time at the club and winning promotion to the Super League last season was a big highlight of my time here so far. The manager has ambitious plans for the team after consolidating our place in the Super League for next season in our first season there. I took some time out to think things over with my family to make sure it was the right deal for me as this will probably be my last contract.

Working with Mark Murray, our club’s goalkeeping coach, is a great experience, he is the best coach in the area and I still learn from him every time we train. With his experience passed on to me, I’m enjoying passing on what I know onto young John Sinclair, our other keeper at the club, aiding him along with his career, which is sure to be a good one. We all have a great working relationship between us at training and on matchdays.

Broughty is a great club, with great people working to keep it going on a Saturday to Saturday basis and I’m pleased to be a part of it for the next two years. We reached a semi-final and a quarter-final in two domestic cup competitions and hopefully we can push on in the Super League and finish as high as eighth position depending on a few results still to come in. Failing that we’ll finish in ninth position, a great achievement for our very first year in the Super League, long may it continue…”

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All at BAJFC would like to thank Iain for deciding to stay and wish him all the best in his next two years with the Fed.