Following on from another successful season with The New Saints FC, where the team lifted the JD double of Welsh Premier League (JD WPL) and Welsh Cup, leading goalscorer, Greg Draper, has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.
Opening the scoring in the 3-0 victory against Connah’s Quay Nomads on Sunday just gone, the New Zealand international ended the season with 37 goals overall and 27 in the league. The latter earns him the JD WPL Golden Boot accolade for the second year on the bounce.
Chairman, Mike Harris, commented on the signing: “It’s great to see Greg committing an extension to his contract and I foresee the goal machine continuing to lead the way with his goals.”
Manager, Scott Ruscoe, also expressed his delight that Draper has put pen-to-paper: “Greg has earned his new deal through continued hard work and goals which has helped us secure another double this season.”
Finally, as far as the quotes go, we chatted with the man himself, who told us: “It’s a great feeling to know that I’m going to be here for another two years. All I’ll be focusing on is helping add more league titles and cup trophies to the seventeen that we’ve won in the last eight years, along with progressing further in Europe.”
We will bring you news of other re-signings in due course.
Lead image: Greg in action over the weekend. Photograph courtesy of Brian Jones.