Heeps pens contract extension

Exciting youngster Ciaran Heeps has committed his future to Shielfield Park after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension, much to the delight of manager Stuart Malcolm.

Heeps, who is sponsored by ‘Gers fan Gavin Marshall, has made 12 league appearances this season, with all coming from the bench, while also starting twice in cup competition. His most memorable contribution of the season came against Vale of Leithen, when the youngster netted a hat-trick after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Malcolm said: “As a club we’re ecstatic to get Ciaran signed up on a two-year deal. Since we’ve come into the club his performance levels, willingness to learn and his attitude towards training and everything else we’ve asked him to do has been absolutely sensational.

“His individual ability is really second to none, the young man is going to be an exceptionally good football player in my opinion. If he sticks on the path he’s on, he’s got real potential to go on and do well for himself.

“He’s got good size, he’s got a great attitude and his ability is exceptional. He’s very creative and wants to hurt people by going getting at them, going one-on-one against his marker and showing his skills and ability.

“We’re still working away on a lot of stuff with him, but we’re obviously trying to incorporate him more and more into the squad and team, to get him more and more game time and help progress his future with us.”