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Ex-Newcastle United & Aberdeen defender Callum Morris sets sights on promotion to SPFL Premiership after signing new Dunfermline deal


CALLUM MORRIS has set his sights on leading Dunfermline back to the Premiership after agreeing a new one-year deal with the club.

The 27-year-old returned to the Pars in January on a short-term agreement after tearing up his one-year contract with Aberdeen because of a lack of first-team opportunities.

The defender, who spent two years at East End Park after moving north in 2012 before joining Dundee United, made 16 appearances for the Fifers before missing the end of the season with a knee injury.

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And the one-time Newcastle United trainee saw enough in that spell to convince him to stay on for another campaign as Allan Johnston’s outfit bid to push for promotion next year.

Morris said: “I’m over the moon. It was a big decision at the end of the season, weighing up what I wanted to do and speaking to the manager and the chairman.

“This is the best fit for me now and, coming off the back of last season, although we just missed out on the play-offs, everything’s so positive.

“The direction the club is going in sold it to me, really.

“It’s a club on the up and we’re building something special with the squad we’ve got. I want to be part of that.

“I was in the fortunate position that there was interest from other parties, which was great, but it makes this decision even better for myself, because I’ve not just had to settle for whatever.

“I’ve been away and spoken to people and made the decision on what was available and what was happening. This was the best thing for me, right now.

“The minimum next season is the play-offs and I want to be a part of that, and of taking the club back to the Premiership.”

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