Aberdeen: Andrew Considine and Jonny Hayes sign new deals

Andrew Considine and Jonny Hayes
Andrew Considine came through the youth ranks at Aberdeen

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine and winger Jonny Hayes have signed new long-term contracts at Pittodrie.

Considine, 27, who is in his testimonial year, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year extension at the Dons to take him through to the summer of 2017.

Irishman Hayes, who was has a new contract until 2018.

"I'm delighted they see their future at this club, which is striving to deliver success," manager Derek McInnes said.

Dons defender Andrew Considine
Considine has made more than 200 appearances for the Dons

"Both Jonny and Andy have shown a great deal of consistency in their play and a high level of performance in my time here as manager."

Considine has been with his hometown team since 2004 after coming through the youth ranks.

Hayes, 27, was a favourite at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, the first club where he enjoyed a long run in the first team after spells at Reading and Leicester from where he was often loaned to other clubs.

The pair join Adam Rooney, Niall McGinn, Lawrence Shankland and Scott McKenna in signing contract extensions with Aberdeen, who are second behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table.