Huntly manager Martin Skinner has begun shaping his squad for the long-term by signing Ross Still, Cameron Booth and Alexander Thoirs on new contracts until 2021.
Skinner, who last week signed a two-year deal to extend his short-term contract beyond the summer, has guided the Black and Golds to ninth place in the Highland League in four months since replacing Charlie Charlesworth in August.
Having committed his own future to Christie Park, along with assistant Ricky Cheyne and goalkeeping coach John Farquhar, Skinner is thrilled to have retained his central midfield pairing of Still and Booth who he feels have been key to the Aberdeenshire club’s upturn in fortunes.
Skinner said: “We sat down when Ricky and I took over and discussed where we wanted to go and how we wanted to play and we’ve found the right balance with Ross and Cammy as a midfield partnership.
“Signing Ross for another two years is a tremendous coup for us. He is a huge part of what we are trying to achieve here and will only get better and better for us. We also beat off some strong competition for his signature which shows how far we have come as a club. He will only get better for us.
“It’s also fantastic news that Cammy has also committed to the club. Both he and Ross are getting on the ball more and the two of them are not scared to win tackles and help control games for us.”
Skinner was also pleased to tie down long-serving former Dyce Juniors utility player Thoirs, adding: “I played with Thoirs over my time at the club and his new deal will take him to ten years at Huntly which shows the commitment shown by both him and the club. We know he works offshore but when he is here he gives his all and he has shown he’ll do a job anywhere on the pitch for us.”