COLERAINE FC can confirm that Steven Douglas and Adam Mullan have agreed new deals with the club…
Douglas – who has made 143 appearances for the Stripes since joining in May 2013 – has signed a new one-year contract extension. The former Linfield man featured in 15 games for Oran Kearney’s side last season in all competitions.
Mullan’s consistent performances has been rewarded with a three-year deal that will tie the Limavady man down to the club until 2021. Similarly, the 22-year-old has also played 143 games for the Bannsiders and started the recent Irish Cup final against Cliftonville.
Coleraine boss Oran Kearney spoke of his delight at the news.
“I can think of five or six games last season when ‘Dougie’ came on and absolutely cruised through games,” Kearney said.
“His experience is worth its weight in gold and Steven is like another coach.
“He has been brilliant with all the lads, especially those in the back four and he was more than keen to continue playing.
“Adam’s contract is a fine reward for an excellent season. His form between September to December was a real stand-out in terms of consistency.
“His development since he made his first-team debut at 17 has been brilliant and it’s hard to believe that if he stays here, he’ll have his testimonial at 27.
“Adam has developed into a top player and I think he is a season or two away from becoming a centre-half. He deserves a lot of credit because of his versatility as he is adaptable to play in any position across the back four.”