Murray Davidson pens a new deal
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Murray Davidson pens a new deal

27th May 2022

Murray Davidson pens a new deal

The Football Club is delighted to announce that Murray Davidson has signed a new one-year contract.

Murray, 34, has pledged his future with Saints until the summer of 2023. 

Murray played a pivotal part last season, starting both games against European opponents Galatasaray. He also helped us avoid relegation through a 6-2 play-off win against Inverness. 

The midfielder racked up 31 appearances for the club and in the process also reached his 400th game for Saints. He has contributed 43 goals and 28 assists in 408 games.

Murray is delighted to have secured his future in Callum Davidson's squad and he said: "I'm delighted to be staying at the Football Club.

"This will be my 14th season and Saints is a big part of my life.

"We all know the challenges we had last season but we came good in the end to secure our survival.

"It was stressful, at times, but we remained calm and focused. We also had fantastic backing from our supporters. They were different class.

"We want to do better next season and avoid being in and around the bottom of the Premiership. That will be our aim. 

"I know that my experience will be important on the training park and in the dressing-room. 

"We will also be leaning on David Wotherspoon and Chris Kane to help push us all on. We'll be there every day to support the captain, Liam Gordon.

"So, we will all have a wee break and come back refreshed and ready to go. 

"I'm looking forward to the different challenges next season will bring and we will all do everything we can to make it as successful a season as possible"

Manager Callum Davidson said: "I'm delighted to have Murray with us for another year.

"His performances in the second half of the season were magnificent. He really helped to drive us on and get important results.

 "With us losing Craig Bryson and Liam Craig from the playing squad, Murray's experience will be even more vital.

"I know he is up to the challenge and we can rely on him at all times. He is a great example to all of the players at McDiarmid Park."

The club can also confirm that new contracts have been offered to Jamie McCart, Zander Clark and Callum Hendry.

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