Kilmartin agrees contract extension with Glenavon

Andy Kilmartin - contract extension with Glenavon.
Andy Kilmartin - contract extension with Glenavon.

Andy Kilmartin has agreed a one year contract extension with Glenavon.

The 32-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on a new deal with manager Gary Hamilton on Thursday morning.

“I’m thrilled to agree a deal with Andy to keep him at the club for another year,” said boss Hamilton.

“He is a model professional and although he does not get many headlines because he does not score goals or set them up, he is a real diamond for me.

“The rest of the players will tell you they could not do without Andy in the team and that speaks volumes about his ability.

“He was one of my first signings and he just gets better each season. Last year he was out of the team for a while and was gutted, but he didn’t sulk. He waited for his chance and after Shane McCabe left he got back in and never looked back. He was one of our top four players over those last eight games and instrumental in our success.

“Andy is a player who covers a lot of ground, does all the dirty work and allows the flair players to do their job.

“When he came here he didn’t like to get forward too much but he is enjoying his football now and starting to create more with passes in behind for the strikers and out wide for the wingers.

“Above all Andy has a fantastic attitude and he works so hard in training, He is the first out and last in and always is keen to do a bit extra.”