Friday 23rd July, 2021 at 3:58pm
Partick Thistle can today announce that Darren Brownlie has signed a contract extension with the club which will keep him at Firhill until summer 2023.
The defender, who joined the club from Queen of the South in January 2020, was a pivotal part of Thistle’s League One title win, playing more minutes than any other Jag as Ian McCall’s side earned promotion back to the Championship.
Forming formidable partnerships with Mouhamed Niang and Steven Bell at different parts of the season, Darren featured in all of the team’s 15 clean sheets across the campaign.
During the course of our pre-season friendly against Kelty Hearts, Darren sustained a knee injury which saw him substituted at half time. Following further consultation and scans, Darren will undergo surgery on his injury which will see him sidelined for most of the 2021/22 campaign.
Speaking after signing his new deal, Darren Brownlie said:
“We’ve been in discussions all summer about signing a contract extension and I’m glad it’s now all signed and sealed. It isn’t good news about my injury, but there is nothing I can do about it now. My full focus is now on working hard after surgery to get back to full fitness as quickly and strongly as possible so I can come back and help the team achieve what we would like to.”
Thistle manager Ian McCall said:
“I’m delighted that Darren’s signed an extension to his deal because I truly believe he’s one of the best defenders in the Championship and someone who has the ability to play at a Premiership level. He was fantastic for us right throughout the season last year and was easily one of our most consistent performers.
“His injury is a big blow to the squad for the season ahead but I know that he will come back stronger and fitter than before and we’re delighted that he’ll still be wearing red and yellow when he completes his rehabilitation over the coming months.”
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