Six of the best for Stenny as players sign contracts

Stenhousemuir v Alloa'2nd half'Darren Smith celebrates'Pic by Alan Murray  09-03-13
Stenhousemuir v Alloa'2nd half'Darren Smith celebrates'Pic by Alan Murray 09-03-13
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Stenhousemuir boss Martyn Corrigan is delighted that six of his best performing players have agreed to extend their stay at Ochilview.

Stirker John Gemmell; defenders Kevin McKinlay, Ross McMillan and Scott Buist; and midfielders Sean Dickson and Darren Smith have all signed up for another campaign wearing the famous maroon jersey.

Corrigan told Heraldsport: “It’s great news for everyone at the club. John’s scored 16 goals this season, despite having a wee bit of bad luck with injuries, and I rate Ross McMillan and Scott Buist as the best defensive partnership in the league.

“I think the players’ willingness to sing new deals is in part to the confidence there is in the dressing room. Myself and Kevin McGoldrick treat the players with respect.

“I played full-time for my whole career and I’ve tried to install a professional ethos at Stenhousemuir, and I think the players like that.”

The Warriors drew for the 12th time last weekend when they failed to maintain a two goal advantage against Forfar Athletic, and had to settle for a 3-3 draw.

They face another tough game in Angus on Saturday when they travel to face Arbroath, who, like Stenny, are chasing a Division Two play-off place.

Corrigan added: “Saturday’s game was real end-to-end stuff. It was great entertainment for the fans. But it was disappointing not to get the win.

“We are still confident. We like to play football the right way, that our fans enjoy watching.”

Despite having already secured the services of six players for next season, the Warriors boss is still on the look out for new additions to his squad.