Hamilton: Dougie Imrie & Darian MacKinnon agree new contracts

Dougie Imrie (left) and Darian MacKinnon pose with manager Martin Canning
Imrie (left) and MacKinnon pose with manager Martin Canning

Hamilton midfielders Dougie Imrie and Darian MacKinnon have agreed contract extensions at New Douglas Park.

MacKinnon, 30, is now committed until the summer of 2017, with Imrie, 32, signing terms for a further 12 months.

Imrie, in his second spell with the Accies, has scored five goals in 22 appearances this season.

MacKinnon joined in 2012 after previously playing amateur and junior football and hopes to see out the rest of his career at the Premiership club.

"I would love to finish my days here, I love it here. I never want to leave," he said.

"They gave me my chance in football and since I have been here, from the chairman to the managers that have been here, everyone has been good to me.

"It is such a good place to play. I didn't want to go somewhere else where I might not be accepted as much so it is good to get it over the line."

Player-manager Martin Canning is thrilled with the news.

"Dougie has been brilliant since he came back to the club," he said.

"He runs his socks off every week and the GPS (tracking devices) shows he has covered more miles than anybody and fitness has never been an issue for him. He is a fit boy.

"He is doing his coaching as well so it is good to get him tied up.

"And Darian has been excellent this season as well so it great for us to have them both tied up on longer term deals."