Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to announce four first team players have extended their contracts.
Defenders Cédric Kipré, Charles Dunne and Richard Tait have all committed themselves to Fir Park until the summer of 2020, whilst Ryan Bowman has added another year to his current deal, which now expires in 2019.
Kipré, who has been attracting significant interest, has been a revelation since his summer move from Leicester City.
The former PSG youngster has earned rave reviews, having played more domestic minutes than any player in Scotland, and won his first call up to the Ivory Coast national squad last month.
Dunne joined from Oldham Athletic last June, having played under ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson at the Latics.
The pacy 25-year old, who previously earned a big-money move to the English Championship whilst at Wycombe, has developed into one of Motherwell’s most important players in the heart of the defence.
Tait has been a model professional and Mr Consistency since arriving from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2016.
The full back has been asked to perform in a number of different positions over the last 22 months and combines his stubborn defensive duties with an impressive 13 assists, a stat that has put him in contention for a potential Scotland call up.
Ryan Bowman was bought from Gateshead on the last day of the 2016 summer transfer window, having notched 38 goals in two seasons for the Tynesiders.
He has since netted nine times in 36 starts in claret and amber, with his work rate, aggression and desire proving the perfect foil for Louis Moult previously and Curtis Main now.
“I am delighted to have signed up four of the lads who have been mainstays in the team this season,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said. “They have been outstanding for me.
“We do not want to be in a similar situation as we experienced recently where we had to completely rebuild a squad, introducing more than 20 players across two windows.
“This will allow us to be more specific in terms of our recruitment whilst continuing to assess those still at the club whose contract expire this summer.”