Locos delighted to snare ‘big-game’ Hunter
Inverurie Locos have received a massive boost with striker Andy Hunter agreeing to put pen to paper on a new contract.
The deal means that Hunter will remain at Harlaw Park until at least the summer of 2021.
Hunter, who joined the Garioch club in June 2013 from Aberdeen juniors Banks o’ Dee, is closing in on making his 150th Locos appearance and during that time he has found the back of the net on 80 occasions.
His first competitive goal for the Harlaw Park club was a long-range winner in a 4-3 victory over rivals Turriff United and he has gone on to score several spectacular goals, many of them in important cup ties, earning him the nick-name of ‘Big Game Hunter’ from the Locos support.
Hunter, who netted 34 times in all competitions last season, has missed much of the current season due to a troublesome knee injury.
Inverurie Locos boss Neil Cooper said that he is delighted the player has committed his long-term future to the club.
He said: “It’s really pleasing to get Andy’s longer contract signed, sealed and delivered.
“Andy Hunter is a pivotal part of what we are all about here at Inverurie Locos and he adds real class to my group of players.
“Once again I can only sing the praises of my chairman and my vice-chairman here at Harlaw Park in securing yet another key player on a long-term deal.”
“Andy Hunter is a pivotal part of what we are all about here...”
New deal: Andy Hunter, left, with boss Neil Cooper