Bonnyrigg Rose deal in defender Andy

Bonnyrigg Rose boss Robbie Horn says Andy Mair’s contract extension is just reward for his terrific form at the club.

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 9:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 9:42 am

The 25-year-old joined the New Dundas Park club from Civil Service Strollers in the spring and has made a real impact since arriving.

Boss Horn, who admitted there had been interest from other clubs in Mair when he first joined the club, said the left back has really grown in stature over the past few months.

"I'm happy to get Andy signed up for another year,” Horn this week told www.bonnyriggrosefc.co.uk

"He has shown his quality in the games he has played and has settled in really well at the club.

"With Johnny Brown out longer term it was important to get Andy tied down.”

Mair’s contract has been extended until the summer of 2022 and the player believes he’s staying at a forward thinking club with a bright future.

He said: "I'm delighted to be signing on for another year.

“This is a great club to be at and one that is looking to push in the right direction.”

Bonnyrigg Rose, and our East of Scotland League sides, remain out of action at the moment due to the on-going hiatus the game has been placed in below Scottish Championship level.

However, an announcement was due from the SFA this week as we were going to press which is likely to outline a pathway for the lower leagues to resume.

The early stages of this will effect Scottish leagues one and two clubs who are expected to be given the green light to resume training from early next week before a return to competitive matches, behind closed doors, in March.

The season is also likely to be extended further into May.

Clubs from Scotland’s third and fourth tiers recently joined forces to put forward a blueprint on how they could return and made assurances about stricter testing measures.

This appears to have won the backing of the governing bodies in Scotland who will make a further announcement on the resumption of sport at that level on Wednesday afternoon.

There is still no suggestion when, or if, the Lowland League and East of Scotland leagues will be given the thumbs up to resume play at their level.