EXTENSION | Dean Winnard

Dean Winnard has signed a contract extension with Southport for the 2019/20 season.

Dean, who joined the Port last summer from Morecambe, will continue to combine his playing role with a coaching capacity.

The 29-year-old defender was a key part of the Port team last season, starting 28 games and scoring two goals from his position at the back.

Dean, who also holds a Uefa B coaching license, possesses a wealth of experience which has already proved invaluable during his time at Southport. With almost 300 appearances in the EFL to his name, he began his career with Blackburn Rovers and spent seven years at Accrington Stanley before moving to Morecambe.

[blockquote author=”Dean on extending his stay”]

I’m delighted to be able to extend my contract with the club. I really enjoyed my first season here, we’ve got a great group of players and it’s fantastic being around them every day. The fans have been brilliant with me and have made me welcome from day one.

I’ve learnt a lot from working alongside Liam (Watson) and Jon (McCarthy) over the past season and the lads work well together as a group. We’re looking to push on as a team from last season and I can’t wait for the season to start.[/blockquote]

We’re delighted to have Dean on board again for the new season as preparations continue for the big kick-off at Gateshead on 3 August.

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