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Timmy Adamson’s heart is with the Dungannon Swifts

Timmy Adamson has insisted he was happy to shun interest from several top clubs and sign a new contract with Dungannon Swifts.

The striker ended speculation about his future by penning a one-year extension to his existing deal, keeping him at Stangmore Park until 2012.

It is a massive boost to Dungannon, who could not afford to lose another top player following the departures of Alvin Rouse and Neil McCafferty.

Several clubs had been interested in signing Adamson — including Glentoran, who travel to Dungannon today.

But the striker insists he was never tempted by a move away from Stangmore Park.

“I’m enjoying my football here and there is no reason in the world why I would want to leave,” he said. “I am happy here and I have full faith in the management.

“We have a great squad with some exceptional talent in the changing room.

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“I’m as happy as I’ve ever been playing football, and long may it continue.”

Adamson produced a man-of-the-match performance as Dungannon battled back for a 2-2 draw against Lisburn Distillery.

It brought Swifts’ three-match losing run to an end, and Adamson believes it was vital to lift morale ahead of the Glens’ visit.

“We’d lost three in a row so it was good to end that run,” added the forward. “Although we didn’t get the three points, it gives us something to take into the Glentoran game.

“I think we gave a decent performance against Distillery, and that has given us something that we can build on.

“It will be a tough game but everyone knows the Irish League — every game is tough.

“Glentoran is a big game, it’s the type of match we need, and we’ll be going for the win.”

While Dungannon have found their scoring touch, mistakes at the back are continuing, and Adamson admits they need to tighten up.

“We’ve been playing well and working hard, but the problem is we keep switching off at crucial times and getting punished for it,” he admitted.


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