Dundee Football Club are delighted to announce this morning that Martin Boyle has agreed a new one year deal with the club.
The new contract will see Martin enter his third season as a Dundee player. A forward player, Martin featured 34 times for the club as they won the SPFL Championship title, scoring four goals which ultimately turned out to be decisive in the title race. Two strikes from Martin against title rivals Hamilton Accies brought the club four points. These turned out to be so valuable as Paul Hartley's men ended the season two points ahead in 1st position.
The manager told us of Martin agreeing a new deal, "We are pleased that Martin has committed to us at the beginning of our Premiership journey. He has shown promise wherever he has been in the last few years and played his part in the Championship winning side, particularly towards the end of the season against our title chasing rivals."
Still only 21 years old, Paul believes Martin can make the step up going into the SPFL Premiership campaign. He told us, "I look forward to working with him as I believe he can make the step up if he continues to work hard and apply himself to his profession. He will never have a better chance to prove himself as a top player."
Martin signed for the club in 2012/13 from Montrose when Dundee were in the SPL. He made his debut in a Dundee derby before playing a further nine times. In January of 2013, he returned to Montrose on loan till the end of the season and continued his impressive scoring record in the 3rd division, netting a further nine goals.
He featured heavily in the most recent campaign under managers John Brown and Paul Hartley. In various different positions - up front, in behind the strike, as well out wide - Martin ended the season strongly. He opened his Dundee account only six minutes into Paul Hartley's first game in charge against Hamilton at Dens.
His next goal came against the same opposition as he opened the scoring at New Douglas Park in a 1-1 draw. The following week he bagged a double at home to Cowdenbeath.