James extends contract

Dundee FC are delighted to announce that this afternoon James McPake has extended his contract until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Central defender James joined in the summer after leaving Hibernian and has been a vital member of Paul Hartley’s squad this season with 24 appearances in all competitions.

He scored his first goal for the club against Celtic in the 1-1 draw at Dens in August.

James’ extension comes quickly after another key player Greg Stewart signed on again at the club and manager Paul Hartley is keen to stress how happy he is to have these players signed up, he said “I’m delighted that James has agreed to extend his contract. He’s a huge asset for the side and he’s shown this season how good he is.”

“Having players like Jazza and Greg sign up is a signal of what we are doing at the club. We are building a side that can be competitive in the top flight for many years to come.”

Managing Director John Nelms said, “We are very pleased that James McPake has inked an extension to his contract that will see him as a Dee through the 2016/17 season. James has proven himself to be a consummate professional and a leader whom all of his colleagues can follow.”