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MIRFIN 'EXTREMELY DELIGHTED' TO SIGN NEW DEAL

15 April 2016

Iron defender David Mirfin says he’s 'extremely delighted' to sign a new one-year contract with the club.

The 30-year-old feels things are bright for United going forward, and stated it’s something which he couldn’t not be a part of.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s obviously something you want to get sorted before the summer, and to get it done now means I can enjoy my summer and look forward to the start of next season.

“There’s a clear target of where the club wants to be, which comes from the chairman downwards, and it also includes the new manager. We know where we want to go next season, and I want to be a part of that.”

The centre-back has built up a strong defensive partnership with Murray Wallace, and he believes the 23-year-old will be a vital asset heading into the new season.

“I’ve really enjoyed playing with Murray, and he gives us a good building block, as well as a good foundation going into next season,” he said.

Looking ahead, Mirfin is of the opinion that the Iron have everything in place for a strong 2016-17 campaign, which he states is crucial to go into on the back of a good end to the current campaign.

He insists United need to take as many points as possible from the remaining five matches left this season, and kick on when things resume in August.

“It’s now about putting in those blocks and foundations ahead of next season, for example, how the manager wants us to play and how he sees us getting out of this division," he said.

“We have five games now where we can work on that, keep picking victories up, and take the momentum and confidence into the start of next season.

“We’ll have our targets, and we’ve got to make sure we reach them. However, we all know where we want this club to go, and we’ve got to aim for that next season.”

See much more from David Mirfin, Graham Alexander, Tom Hopper and Jamie Ness on The Iron PlayerHD.

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