FRASER DUNCAN has committed one more year to Sauchie, as the veteran manager extended his contract with the club.

The club confirmed that Duncan, alongside assistant manager Darren Cummings, director of football Andy Brown, goalkeeper coach Greig Maitland and coaches Iain Syme and Jon Tully, have signed contract extensions, keeping them at the club until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, Duncan said he was proud of the work the team had put in so far and looked forward to building on that next year.

He said: “We had a quick chat with the guys and we thought about all the hard work we’ve put in to get us into this position.

“We’re not too far away from where we want to be so I just think we deserve to give ourselves another crack at it.

“We want to sign some players on new deals so this also serves to show them that we’ll be here as well.

“The first step was to get the management team sorted out, so we’re back to give it another crack next year and try to finish as strongly as we can this year.”

Now that Duncan and the management team have extended their deals, their attention now turns to getting the players signed on for another year.

Their first piece of business was getting their No.9 Ross Kavanagh to sign another deal, with the talented goal scorer putting pen to paper on Thursday.

Duncan added: “Kav is a massive part of what we’re doing and it would’ve been a massive loss if we were to lose him.

“He’s shown a great bit of commitment and I’m delighted at that. He’s a great kid to work with and he puts his heart and soul into it.

“I’m chuffed to bits with Kav signing a new deal, that’s the first piece of business we’ve done and hopefully we’ll crack on from there.”

Sauchie were dealt another hindrance last Saturday as they faced another weather enforced match postponement.

The Reds were set to take on Crossgates Primrose, however, the weather forced a pitch inspection, with the match being called off on Saturday morning.

“It’s just annoying,” Duncan said. “Sometimes it can be an advantage and other times it can be a disadvantage.

“It has allowed us to clear up a few injuries, get rid of a few niggles and knocks but it doesn’t allow us to get momentum and proper games.

“We’ve only played two games since Christmas time which has been a bit of a nightmare for us, it makes it murder for us in terms of fitness.

“There’s nothing we can do about it, we just need to go and prepare as best we can about it.”