St.Johnstone midfielder Blair Alston signs new deal
Last Updated: 02/05/18 11:13am
St Johnstone midfielder Blair Alston has signed a new one-year-deal at McDiarmid Park, with the option of a further year depending on first-team appearances next season.
The former Falkirk player joined the Saints in May 2016, arriving on a free from the Bairns.
"I'm delighted to be staying at Saints next season and I'm really enjoying it here. I've loved my football ever since I arrived and although the injury against Aberdeen has been a blow and spoiled the final few weeks of this season, it's still been an enjoyable campaign," said the 26-year-old.
Alston has made 71 appearances across two seasons in all competitions for Saints, scoring five goals.
"I'll be ready for the start of pre-season and I'm really looking forward to getting back involved and helping the club kick on. I feel I've contributed well to the squad over the past two seasons but one thing I would like to improve is my goal return so that's something I'll be looking to add to my game next season," he added on the club's official website.
Saints boss Tommy Wright was also pleased with Alston's new deal.
"We're delighted to get this one sewn up and have Blair here for another year. It's been a frustrating campaign for him after being injured at the start and now the end of the season, but when he has been fit I feel like he has contributed well to the team," he said.
"We played Blair out wide for most of the season but I'm hoping that next year we can bring him into a more central role and utilise him there.
"I think it's a great piece of business by the club and we can look forward to having Blair back fit and ready to go for the new season." he continued.