Dundee United’s Stewart Murdoch signs contract extension

Stewart Murdoch.

Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon has spoken of his delight after Stewart Murdoch extended his contract at the club until June, 2019.

The 27-year-old joined the Tangerines last summer after being released by Ross County.

A recognised midfielder, Murdoch showed his versatility for United after moving to right-back for the second half of the campaign.

McKinnon said: “When I brought Stewart to the club last season, I described him as the right type and someone who is strong in the tackle.

“He has also shown his adaptability with his move to right-back, and I am delighted to have him signed up again.

“This season it will be important that every member of the squad can make an impact every time I call on them and I know with Stewart that is the case.”

Murdoch added: “Despite the disappointment of not making it into the Premiership, I have loved being at United, and I am determined to do my bit this season and help the team secure promotion.

“I am looking forward to pre-season and getting back out on the park, giving 100% for Dundee United.”