Swankie extends contract to 2016

Gavin Swankie in action on Saturday against Dunfermline Athletic.
Gavin Swankie in action on Saturday against Dunfermline Athletic.

Forfar Athletic skipper Gavin Swankie has accepted an offer from the club to extend his contract with them until 2016.

The announcement came after the 1-1 draw against Arbroath on Saturday.

Swankie’s contract was due to expire in May 2014 but the two year extension will see him at Station Park until at least 2016.

It is likely that Dick Campbell will now have talks with more players with the view of extending their stay with the club.

At present Campbell is busy trying to convince Dale Hilson to extend his current temporary transfer from Dundee United for the rest of the season.

The manager will also be making decisions on the futures of Michael Dunlop and Bryan Deasley who are currently on loan with Berwick Rangers and Montrose respectively.

Their temporary transfers both expire in the first week of 2014.

For full match reports of this week’s Scottish Cup fourth round replay win against Brechin City and league draw against Arbroath turn to page 63.