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Albert Watson extends Inver stay

ALBERT Watson has put pen to paper to extend his stay at Inver Park.

The 34-year-old central defender arrived at Inver Park in June 2019, following his second stint with Ballymena United.

During Albert’s career to date, he has also won two Premiership winners medals from his time at Linfield, before his career took him to full-time spells with FC Edmonton in the NASL and KR Reykjavรญk, in Iceland.

Albert became a key component of the Invermen’s defence last season, wearing the armband in the absence of Club Captain Jeff Hughes and establishing himself as a mainstay of the side.

He is delighted to extend his stay at the club and feels as if there is more to come.

He said: “Last year we did so well, barring a few results and I felt we would have kicked on if those last seven games could have been played.

“I want to win something and achieve something with Larne and I know we are very close. Maybe a couple of more pieces of the jigsaw will see us right up there.

“You want to be playing every week and that’s up to me to make sure I do extra bits and pieces to keep myself in tiptop condition, which I have always done throughout my career.

“Once we get the chance to train again we will be back working hard together and hopefully we get a date when the new season will begin soon, because we’re all massively looking forward to it.”

First team manager Tiernan Lynch was also delighted to see Albert extend his stay at Inver Park.

“Albert showed all of his experience and leadership skills last season and was a big part of the spine of our team,” he said.

“We are delighted to keep him at Inver Park and feel he will be a big part of what we hoping to do over the next year.”

Check out the club’s social media platforms for a full interview with Albert later tonight.

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