Linfield have been handed a boost ahead of Tuesday night's crucial league meeting with Crusaders with the news that captain Jamie Mulgrew has agreed a new one-year deal with the club.
Mulgrew has played over 700 games for the Blues and boss David Healy hailed the 36-year-old's influence on the club.
"Jamie is an influential figure at the club and his hunger to succeed remains undiminished,"Healy told the club website.
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"He’s an inspirational captain and leader, on and off the pitch and he keeps himself in great condition and fitness, to have been able to play in 38 of our 44 games so far this season.
"Jamie's form this season is as good as it was when I first walked through the door over seven years ago and he believes he can continue to make a meaningful contribution as a player in the squad for another season.
"Having played in over 700 games for the Club, his vast experience will continue to be of major benefit and I’m delighted to be able to continue working with him.
"He’s a superb role model to our younger players and his status as one of the all time legends at the club is already assured.”
Elsewhere, on Tuesday night league leaders Cliftonville travel to Glenavon hoping to get back to winning ways after two draws on the bounce.
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