Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes signs new deal at Pittodrie

The experienced winger has found a new lease of life under Barry Robson.

Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes signs new deal at Pittodrie

Jonny Hayes has signed a new short-term contract extension at Aberdeen that will keep him at the club until the end of next season.

The experienced winger has played a big part in the revival under Barry Robson that has left them in the driving seat for a third place finish and guaranteed European group stage football next season.

He has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season and scored two goals as the Dons look to finish the season as ‘the best of the rest’.

The 35-year-old, who also played for Celtic between two spells at Pittodrie, brings experience to the side with three Premiership titles, three League Cups and a Scottish Cup winners medals in his collection.

Aberdeen confirmed a new one-year deal had been signed on Thursday.

Hayes said: “From a personal point of view I still feel as good as I have for the last few years so I’m happy to secure another year at the club.

“The team is doing well at the moment and that’s the most important thing. The staff are working really hard behind the scenes, and I do believe if we keep moving in the right direction we can achieve a lot together.

“Every game is important, the expectation to win games is always there at Aberdeen. The players really believe that, and they want to deliver success for the supporters.”

Manager Barry Robson is pleased to see Hayes, who has made a total of 322 appearances and scored 37 goals over two spells, remain at the club.

He said: “Jonny is a very experienced player who continues to look after himself and maintain his condition to enable him to continue to play at the highest level.

“Jonny is an integral part of the first team, and he is a fantastic role model for the younger players.

“He is an important senior member of the playing squad whose has been a great servant to AFC and his experience will be invaluable as we continue to strive to deliver success for this club.”

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