Christie’s contract extended

Dundee Football Club are delighted to announce that the extension option in Christie Elliott’s contract has been triggered, tying the defender to the club until the summer of 2021.

Right back Christie signed on transfer deadline day in January and made six appearances for the club before the league shutdown in March.

He made his debut as a substitute against Greenock Morton the day after signing before starts in victories over Partick Thistle and Queen of the South. They were followed up with back to back 0-0 draws against Alloa and Ayr United. Christie also started in the final game before the early shutdown against Ayr United, the 2-0 win at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park.

The club have also taken the decision to extend the contracts of all the professional players who are out of contract next month. Through advice from the SPFL the club have offered short term extensions through the end of June to these players and will review the situation and make further decisions at that time based on the information available.

Manager James McPake was delighted to see Christie’s contract extended, he said “Christie has integrated really well since he came in. He had played a lot of football in Scotland beforehand, so we knew his quality and we were delighted with his contribution over the six games.”

“He showed enough in those games and he fitted in with everyone at the club so he was one we wanted to keep for next season.”

“He hadn’t played for six weeks at Carlisle so to come in and hit the ground running like he did shows his character and the ability he has.”