Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch hopes team-mates will join him in signing new deal

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Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has started building his squad for next season’s Championship return after signing Sean Murdoch and Ryan Williamson on new two-year contracts.

The Pars have also re-signed 18-year-old goalkeeper Cammy Gill on a 12-month deal.

Shot-stopper Murdoch has made 40 appearances for the Pars this season as they cantered to the League One title.

Scotland Under-19 cap Williamson has only managed to make five outings after suffering a double-leg break during a victory at Forfar back in August.

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Murdoch was happy to sign new deal

Johnston has taken the first steps in assembling a squad for next season, with the rest of the players, including 30-goal striker Faissal El Bakhtaoui, also out of contract this summer.

Goalkeeper Murdoch admits he had no hesitation in penning fresh terms.

He said: “As soon as the title was secured the gaffer spoke to me about staying on and it didn’t take much negotiation to be honest, I was more than happy to sign on again on a two-year deal.

“It was my first league title and hopefully I can achieve more success with Dunfermline.

“What we achieved this season has been remarkable and hopefully the rest of the boys follow suit as well because I think they’re all good enough to make the step up to the Championship.

“When you’re winning games week-in, week-out, you obviously enjoy your football and there is a great vibe about the club as well.

“It makes the place enjoyable when you’re successful. I’m one of the first ones to sign but hopefully there are many more too.”

Pars manager Johnston said: “When you look at Sean Murdoch and what he has achieved this year, he has been a fantastic keeper and one of the key players behind the success that we have had. I am delighted to get him signed up.

“Ryan started the season incredibly well and got a really bad injury obviously. He has come back and looks as though he is flying again so we are delighted to get him signed up.

“Young Cammy Gill is another one with a lot of potential. He seems to be getting better and better. For such a young lad, he has played a lot of under 20 games this year and seems to be progressing really well so he is a good one to keep a hold of.”

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