Murray, Goodwin, Barron and Samson sign St Mirren deals

By John BarnesBBC Scotland
St Mirren midfielder Hugh Murray
Murray joined St Mirren in 1997 and is the club's record appearance holder

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has secured midfielders Hugh Murray and Jim Goodwin on new one-year deals.

Murray, 32, has an option of a further year, based on how many appearances he makes over the course of next term.

Team-mate Goodwin, capped once by the Republic of Ireland, joined the Buddies in January on a short-term deal after a spell at Hamilton Accies.

Earlier this week, defender David Barron and goalkeeper Craig Samson also penned new deals.

Defender Barron signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Paisley club until the summer of 2012.

The 23-year-old missed most of last season through injury.

Goalkeeper Craig Samson has also agreed a new two-year deal.

The former Kilmarnock, Queen of the South, St Johnstone, Dundee United, Ross County, Dundee and Ayr United keeper joined the Buddies last summer and made 11 top team appearances.

In January, it looked as though Murray would be leaving the club, with Dunfermline close to agreeing a deal.

He has the distinction of holding the club record for the most competitive match appearances (459) and is also the holder of the most league appearances record with 396.

Tony Fitzpatrick gave him his debut on 2 August 1997 in an away match against Airdrieonians.

Since then Murray has become the St Mirren player who has won the most honours with the club, being part of the sides that won the First Division title in 2000 and 2006 as well as being a member of the side that won the Challenge Cup, also in season 2005-2006.

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