Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Adamson makes Swift decision

Timmy Adamson has agreed a new two-year deal at Dungannon Swifts.

Adamson’s 23 goals helped keep the Swifts in the Premiership and it was his strike against Donegal Celtic in the second leg of the play-off showdown that killed the Hoops’ top flight dream.

The news will disappoint Crusaders, Cliftonville, Glenavon and Lisburn Distillery who were chasing his signature.

The former Linfield striker said he was thrilled to put pen to paper at Stangmore Park.

“I’m absolutely delighted to agree a new deal with the club,” said Adamson.

“I listened to the other clubs and it is always flattering when they are interested in you but I want to play for the Swifts next season.

“It has been a good season for me personally and hopefully the club can go from strength to strength next season. I have had injury problems and I feared the worst when at Linfield but Harry Fay gave me a chance to resurrect my career and I plan to be at my fittest and strongest next season.”

Swifts coach Darren Murphy is delighted to keep hold of their star man.

“It is fantastic news for us,” he said. “It would have been hard for us to let him go. We have had to keep players within the existing wage structure and also staying at the club are Johnny Montgomery, Terry Fitzpatrick and Neil McCafferty.”

The Swifts, who have already released Matthew Doherty and Ryan McCready, are also parting company with Aaron Callaghan, Michael Hegarty and Marc McCann.

“The club is operating under certain financial structures. Some players have been asked to take a wage cut,” added Murphy.

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