Montrose boss Paul Hegarty has continued building for next season by persuading striker Chris Templeman to sign an extended contract that will keep him at Links Park until the summer of 2017.
The veteran front man joined the Gable Endies from Angus neighbours Forfar in January and he has scored three times in eight games since then.
Hegarty has also praised Templeman for his assists and his overall influence in the dressing-room and he was keen to tie him up for the next campaign.
The manager is also determined to ensure there is no repeat of last summer when he was involved in a race against time to build his squad and as well as Templeman he has recently signed the likes of Ross Campbell, Graham Webster and Greg Pascazio to extended deals.
Hegarty said, “I am delighted Chris has agreed to sign for another season. He has added real quality up front and those playing around him have benefited, too.”
As well as the veteran Templeman, Hegarty has also completed further signing business by extending 17-year-old Lloyd Hester’s deal for another season as well as snapping up former Arbroath midfielder Kieran McWalter, who is 20.
Hegarty added: “Kieran will be a good addition to our squad, he looked accomplished at right-back as a trialist in our recent victory over East Stirling.”