Crawford agrees new contract

Dunfermline Athletic FC striker Stevie Crawford has signed a two-year extension to his current contract.

Dunfermline Athletic FC striker Stevie Crawford has signed a two-year extension to his current contract.

Young duo join
The Scottish international has a year to run on his present deal but has pledged a further two years to the fifth-placed club in the Scottish Premier League. Crawford will be joined at East End Park by Darren and Derek Young from Aberdeen FC, who have both signed three-year contracts.

Players released
However, Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood has released Ged Brannan, David Grondin and Jim Hamilton and transfer-listed Jason Dair, Andre Karnebeek, Steven Hampshire, Scott Walker, Chris McGroarty, Sean Kilgannon, Kevin McLeish and David Nicholls.

Calderwood delight
Calderwood expressed his delight that Crawford has decided to stay with the club. "Stevie will give everyone a boost by signing," he said. "He could have made three or four times the money by moving to an English team. But it's great he's decided to stay with us and we will all get a kick from that. Hopefully, we will be able to bring a few more quality players."

Three newcomers
Calderwood has also drafted in three newcomers on two-year deals - Anthony Storrie from Sunderland AFC, Aaron Labonte from Newcastle United FC and Billy Mehmet of West Ham United FC, while Scott McNicol, Mark McGarty and George Fotheringham have all signed one-year deals.

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