June 8, 2021

Defender Kerr extends contract

Josh Kerr is the latest player to extend his stay at Airdrieonians, penning a new contract at the Penny Cars Stadium this afternoon.

Defender Josh joined the Diamonds from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2019, extending his stay after an impressive first season in his native Monklands.

Following another strong season in which the 23-year-old helped the Diamonds to the Championship play-off final, Josh has now committed to a further extension despite interest from other clubs.

He told airdriefc.com: “It’s good to get it done, now that I’ve got my name on the dotted line I can focus on pre-season.

“We ended the season strongly so we just need to carry that on. There’s a few other boys staying on so we’ll be looking to take that momentum into this season.

“I feel like my development is going well here and I have a good relationship with the gaffer, so it made sense to stay. If I have another good season, who knows what could happen?”

And manager Ian Murray was pleased to retain one of last season’s standout players.

“We’re really glad to get Josh signed up for another year, it suits him in terms of his development and it suits us as a team.

“Last season was a little stop-start for Josh due to injuries - but the way he plays, how dynamic he is in a back three and a back four, and his speed, are essential to us and the way we want to move forward.

“We’re delighted Josh is staying with us and now it’s a case of getting ready for pre-season and the opening matches.”

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