Triple boost for Levein
Dundee United have secured the long-term futures of Darren Dods, Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 22/01/09 10:48pm
Dundee United have secured the long-term futures of Darren Dods, Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben after all three signed contract extensions until May 2011.
The trio all joined Craig Levein's side in 2007 and have all gone on to impress in the Tangerines starting XI.
Dods, who's contract was due to expire in May, had attracted interest from other clubs until he agreed to extend his stay at Tannadice Park.
And the United manager is delighted to have sealed the experienced defender's future.
Levein told the club's official website: "My admiration for Darren Dods as a player and model professional is no secret and, despite his age, I had no hesitation in offering him a further two year contract to ensure his services were retained for the Club.
"He is extremely fit, looks after himself well and will continue to play an important role at Dundee United over the next two years.
23-year-old Gomis and 20-year-old Buaben had longer to run on their contracts, but both have been rewarded with new deals after becoming first team regulars in the SPL side.
And Levein confirmed the pair have a bright future at the club.
"While the contracts for Morgaro and Prince were not due to expire until May 2010, they have both made an immediate - and earlier than expected - impact as first team players and I am confident that they will both develop even further," he added.
"It was important therefore to not only reward them, but to secure them for Dundee United for a longer period. This is all part of our strategy for the future of the Club."