Cliftonville pair Barry Johnston and Ryan Catney pen new deals

Barry Johnston and Ryan Catney

Cliftonville duo Barry Johnston and Ryan Catney have signed new contracts to extend their stay at Solitude.

Johnston, currently in his third spell with the runaway league leaders, has signed a one year contract extension.

Catney, who joined the Reds from Lisburn Distillery in 2007, has penned a new three-year deal.

The midfield duo put pen to paper after helping the team to a 3-1 victory over Crusaders on Tuesday, as the Reds close in on the Irish Premiership title.

Club chairman Gerard Lawlor said: "I'm personally very pleased to see two such important players agreeing new deals".

"Both Barry and Ryan have been with the club for a number of years now and have played an integral role in our continued progression season on season.

"They've also been key components in a team which sits within touching distance of achieving something very special."