Van Zanten agrees new deal with St Mirren

David van Zanten has signed a one-year contract extension with St Mirren.

The 29-year-old’s current deal was set to expire at the end of the season, but he will now remain with the club at least until 2013.

The right-back had a previous spell with St Mirren between 2003 and 2008 and returned to the Paisley club in June 2010 from Hibs.

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Now he hopes to remain at the club beyond the one-year extension. The Irishman told the club’s website: “You don’t see players with the one club for so long these days. I went away for a couple of seasons and came back but St Mirren are a great football club, I can’t praise them highly enough to be honest.

“I feel very fortunate to have played here for seven years now and I’m delighted to extend that with hopefully a few more years after that again.

“I think I have plenty more years left in me as a football player so I’m happy for that to be at St Mirren and hopefully that starts with another successful year next season.”