Waterworth signs on for two more years and Stafford also staying with champions-elect

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The real deal - Andy Waterworth. Pic: NIFL.

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Linfield's star striker Andy Waterworth has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year deal with the club.

It's an early birthday present for the former Glentoran player who turns 33 on Thursday. 

Defender Mark Stafford is also staying at Windsor Park, having agreed a one-year contract extension. 

David Healy's men are set to clinch the Danske Bank Premiership title. 

They're 12 points clear of Ballymena at the top with four fixtures remaining and only need a point from Saturday's home game against Crusaders to secure the Gibson Cup.





Linfield statement Tuesday night:

David Healy announces news of 2 major re-signings at Windsor Park tonight. 

“I’m delighted to be able to advise our supporters that two key players have tonight put pen to paper and signed richly deserved contract extensions with the club. 

Andy Waterworth has signed a 2 year contract extension and Mark Stafford has signed a 1 year contract extension. 

Both have been fantastic servants of this club over several years and both have shown their commitment to and faith in this club, going forward.

I know this news will be very well received by our supporters, as I know how popular and highly rated both players are. 

It’s been great to get these contract negotiations concluded satisfactorily. These are exciting times for everyone at the club and these welcome contract extensions will help us plan for next season, once we reach the end of the current season. 

Both Mark and Andy are experienced professionals who know our club inside out and I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future. 

At training tonight there was a real buzz among all the players and I know how much they are all looking forward to a huge game at Windsor Park on Saturday so I hope a large number of our supporters will be in attendance to cheer all the lads on to the positive result we all want to help us achieve our goal for the season.”



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