Dungannon Swifts striker Daniel Hughes extends contract to 2021

Fri, Jan 04 2019

Credit: Dungannon Swifts FC

Dungannon Swifts striker Daniel Hughes has signed a new deal that will keep the 26-year-old striker at Stangmore Park until 2021.

News of Hughes' contract extension comes just days before Dungannon’s Irish Cup tie away to Cliftonville at Solitude in the fifth round of the blue riband competition.

Hughes has score three goals in twelve league appearances for the Swifts this season despite struggling with injury for much of the campaign so far.

Swifts currently lie tenth in the league table, ahead only of Ards and Newry City, who occupy the bottom two positions of the Danske Bank Premiership table.

Hughes, who joined from Cliftonville 12 months ago, revealed he is excited for the future at the club under manager Kris Lindsay, which made it an easy decision to re-sign for the club.

“I agreed to sign an extension to my current contract because I like the ideas that Kris has regarding where he wants the club to go,” the former Warrenpoint Town striker told the club’s website.

“I feel that since I signed last year, I’ve settled in well and I want to be a part of what’s happening at the club over the next number of seasons.”

Lindsay added: “I’m delighted to get Daniel signed on with a year’s extension until 2021.

“He is a goal scorer and the type of quality that we need going forward, so as I say I really am delighted to get the extension sorted.”