Zander signs contract extension

The Club is delighted to announce that 27-year-old 'keeper Zander Clark has today signed a two-year-contract-extension keeping him at McDiarmid Park until May 2022.

Zander - who has progressed through the youth ranks at Saints - made his 100th appearance for the Club last weekend and last season he broke the club's top flight consecutive clean sheet record.

Speaking to the club's official website after committing his future to Saints, Zander said: "I'm delighted to get everything signed and done. It's been in the pipeline for a good while now so it's nice to have my future sorted.

"I'm looking forward now and I'm excited to see what this season brings but also the years to come here as well.

"This is a place where I'm happy and we've got a great bunch of boys. The squad is looking good and despite a disappointing start I'm sure we can kickstart our season against Livingston and have another successful season."

Zander was also quick to praise his Manager and the club's Chairman Steve Brown for their part in his new contract.

"The Manager gave me my chance at this level so he's been massive for me. To have gone on to make 100 appearances for the club now is amazing and I owe him a lot for that.

"The Manager and the Chairman have helped a lot with the deal to get it wrapped up nice and quickly and it's great playing for the club under them."

Saints boss Tommy Wright also spoke about his 'keeper's contract extension, saying: "I'm really pleased. I was never in any doubt he was going to sign because he told me he was committed to staying here.

"It was all but done in July so to have it all signed now is great and I'm delighted for Zander he really deserves it.

"He's a fantastic 'keeper but he knows there is room to improve further and he works hard on his game everyday in training.

"He's worked extremely hard to get where he is in his career and I'm sure he'll continue that and take his game to the next level again."