Linn rewarded with extension

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One of the stand out performers of the season so far is set to remain at Gayfield for another two years after signing a contract extension.

Midfielder Bobby Linn, who has impressed with his performances during this campaign has been rewarded with a new deal, with boss Paul Sheerin hopeful to get some other members of the current squad tied up too.

The news comes as the gaffer made another addition to the squad with goalkeeper Sandy Wood joining the Lichties from Montrose.

And although Mr Sheerin is still desperate to get some new faces on board, he is pleased with the business he has conducted so far this week.

He told HeraldSport: “Bobby Linn has been one of our key performers this season and his performance on Saturday kind of put that into perspective.

“Bobby himself was keen to get sorted so it is a massive boost for everyone as he has been excellent this season.

“I’m hoping to get a few more tied up so we can also build for next season.

“We’ve brought in Sandy Wood to put a bit of pressure on Scott Morrison as the younger boys are not quite ready for the step up.

“So it was important to get another one in.”

The Lichties travel to Ibrox tomorrow (Saturday), where they will face Rangers for the third time this season.

The previous visit resulted in a 5-1 defeat, although they go into the game having picked up a 2-1 win against Stenhousemuir on Saturday - their first victory in 12 games.

And the boss believes picking up the three points gave his players a mental boost more than anything else.

He explained: “It is good to get the monkey off our backs and it was even more important to get the win given other results elsewhere.

“We’ve now broken the cycle of defeats and it gives us a mental boost.

“We want to build on that and going to Ibrox is not ideal to try and do that.

“It is certainly going to be difficult there as it is a tough place to go.”

The boss should have a full squad available to choose from although loan signing Steven Doris will miss out as he is still suffering from a stomach injury.

But Mr Sheerin explained he would be talking to Dundee soon regarding Doris and whether his stay at Gayfield will be extended.

He said: “We are kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place.

“He has a tear so we are hoping he can be back within a couple of weeks.

“But he is still getting pain, which if it doesn’t clear up it could be the sign of something worse like a hernia.”