Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has spoken of his delight after Andy Considine and Jonny Hayes commited their futures to Aberdeen.
Defender Considine, who is in his testimonial year at Pittodrie, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract extension with the Reds until the summer of 2017.
Midfielder Hayes’ new deal will keep him at the club until 2018.ek.
Manager Derek McInnes is delighted to see two more key players commit to the Dons.
He said: “Both Jonny and Andy have shown a great deal of consistency in their play and a high level of performance in my time here as manager and I’m delighted they both see their future at this club, which is striving to deliver success.”
McInnes hailed Hayes as one of the form players of the Scottish Premiership this season a week ago but he believes Considine’s consistency has been another important factor in the club’s rise to second place in the table, two points behind champions Celtic.
The Dons manager said: “Andy has done really well this season and has brought a real consistency to his game.
“He plays in a wide area and has come up against left footed, right footed and quick players but, in general, he always seems to come on top regardless of who he is up against whether it is James Forrest or Steven Lawless.
“For someone who is naturally a centre back he has acquitted himself excellently at left back and his performances have been really pleasing.
“We need players like that in the squad. Every manager needs players who can play in a few positions and Andy, being a local boy, the club is really important to him.
“He is in his testimonial year and he is enjoying being part of the club. He should be pleased with his contribution on the pitch.”