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Relief for Linfield fans as Blues' duo agree new deals

By Graham Luney

Published 28/01/2016

Pen to paper: Jimmy Callacher is staying at Windsor Park
Pen to paper: Jimmy Callacher is staying at Windsor Park

Jimmy Callacher has set his sights on wiping out Crusaders' lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership after agreeing a new Linfield deal.

The former Glentoran defender and team-mate Kirk Millar have both agreed two-year contract extensions after their current deals expire at the end of this season.

Both men have been in impressive form and league champions Crusaders were linked with a move for Callacher but the duo are determined to extend their Windsor Park adventure.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have earned this new deal and I just want to focus on helping the club to maintain our recent good league form," said Callacher.

"I think we've won eight league games and drawn one, with our only recent defeat being that unfortunate setback in the County Antrim Shield final.

"We know the destination of the league title is currently in Crusaders' hands, but we want to take each game as it comes and try and put a run together to put them under pressure and see how far we can go in the league campaign.

"We have a lot to play for this season, as we believe we can finish the season strongly in both the league and Irish Cup competitions.

"We are all really buzzing in the changing room at present and there's a really excellent feel good factor about the team and the club, as we aim to finish the season on as high a note as possible."

Millar added than everyone at Windsor was determined to finish an eventful campaign on a high note.

"We have a lot to play for this season," he told the Linfeld website.

"We are on a good run of league form of late and we want to push on and put as much pressure as possible on the league leaders. We have to win as many of our remaining games as possible and be ready to take advantage of any slips by the leaders.

"Certainly, we believe that we can finish our league season strongly and we want to finish as high up the league table as we possibly can.

"The Irish Cup is also a top priority for us this season and we want to make up for the recent disappointment in the County Antrim Shield fina."

Glentoran legend Colin Nixon has joined Championship One side Larne.

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