November 13, 2018

Andy Webster: Contract Extension

Andy Webster put pen to paper on a new deal this morning that will see him extend his stay with St Mirren till at least the summer of 2017.

The defender initially signed for Saints last August and went on to make 35 appearances last season.

Andy, who has been capped 28 times for Scotland, started his career with Arbroath where he spent two years before signing for Heart of Midlothian in 2001 going on to make 184 appearances for the Jambos before heading south to Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2006. Six months later he was out on loan to Rangers for the next 18 months before making the move more permanent ahead of the start of the 2008/09 season.

Loan spells with Bristol City and Dundee United ultimately led to a departure from Ibrox in January 2011 with the defender returning to Tynecastle where he stayed until the summer of 2013 when he moved south again to Coventry City who he left at the end of season 2014/15.

James Hunter of St Mirren TV caught up with Andy Webster shortly after the defender signed his contract extension.

Andy said: “It was always going to be the way, it was just getting the formalities sorted and I’m happy to have signed for another year.

“I think generally the transition for the football club, finding its feet in the Championship will stand us in good stead with a bit more experience and know how.

“Everybody will think they’ve got a right good opportunity of either getting promoted or getting to the play-offs and that’s the way it should be. Hopefully we can show a bit of consistency like we did at the tail end of last season and have a good start to the season and take it from there.

“I think you can see since the Club brought in the likes of Gary Irvine, Rocco and Clarky it did have a big influence on the squad. That coupled with some of the younger boys in the squad who are developing and learning is a great balance and a good nucleus of a squad.

“From my point of view I want to be up there challenging. It’ll be highly competitive but if we can show a good level of consistency then there’s every opportunity that we will be up there and I think that has to be the ambition for everybody.”

Hear the interview with Andy Webster in full on St Mirren Radio.