Sean Stewart pens contract extension

The club is pleased to confirm that tricky forward Sean Stewart has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract which will see him extend his stay with the club until at least Summer 2024.

Sean endured a bit of a slow start to life at Shielfield Park, owing to injury issues which kept him out of the side during the earlier stages of the campaign and left him playing catch-up having missed much of pre-season.

However, on his return to fitness, the versatile forward quickly forced his way into manager Stuart Malcolm’s plans, finding good form and quickly establishing himself a regular for the ‘Gers.

And those efforts have been enough to convince the gaffer to make the former Vale of Leithen man part of his plans going forward, with Stuart now inevitably keen to see 26-year-old continue his progress in a Black and Gold shirt as the ‘Gers continue to progress.

Speaking about his new contract, Stewart said: “When the gaffer spoke to me and offered me the new deal, I didn’t have any doubt about signing it – I knew straight away that it’s what I wanted to do.

“I’ve had a brilliant time so far, it’s such a close-knit club with so many welcoming and friendly faces. There’s a togetherness here which I feel is rare nowadays in football, and I hope things can keep improving and we can kick on from here now.”

Club 1881 members will be able to listen to a full-length interview with Sean in the next couple of days.

Manager Malcolm added: “We’re delighted that Sean has signed on for another couple of years. He brings real pace and quality to the team, as well as a goal threat and I think the more he plays for us, the more goals we’ll see from him.

“He’s also a brilliant lad with a great attitude and I see him as a massive part of our plans moving forward.”

The club would like to thank Sean, who is sponsored by fan Gavin Marshall, for his efforts so far with the Dream Team, and looks forward to seeing more of him over the next couple of years.