Highly-rated midfielder Ross McCrea has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him stay at Portland Park until 2018 at least. A fantastic bit of business for the club to secure another of our brightest young talents for the long term.
Ross was a key component in the all-conquering Troon Under-19 team of 2014-15 before signing for Troon in June 2015, and had a very encouraging debut season last term. A fantastic start to this season was abruptly cut short when he broke his leg in a league match against Arthurlie at Portland Park in September, but he has worked himself back to fitness & cemented his return to duty with an outstanding Man of the Match performance in the heart of midfield against Glenafton Athletic in a 3-0 victory in February.
General Manager Jimmy Kirkwood said, "We rate Ross very highly at this club, he's a talented player with a very bright future at Troon. This season has been difficult for him with his leg break, but he has worked extremely hard to get back to fitness and I'm sure he will be an important player for us in the run in. With the ability & application he has shown so far, we'll give him the platform to become one of the best midfielders in this league. Good young talent, with the right attitude, has always had the opportunity at Troon, and that will be even more the case next season and Ross will be central to that."
Here's to some silverware in those years Ross!