By: Hibernian Media on 24 Jun, 2015 13:15
Liam Fontaine says he is excited about helping Hibernian to challenge for promotion after the experienced defender signed a new two year contract.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a productive debut season at Easter Road – recording 38 appearances and scoring two goals.
Now the London-born centre-half says he is looking forward to the upcoming 2015/16 Ladbrokes Championship campaign and playing his part in the club’s push for promotion.
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Speaking to hibernianfc.co.uk, Fontaine said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract and I’m really excited about the future and what we can achieve at Hibs.
“I really enjoyed last season and now the aim is to add to the progress that we made and go one step further by getting up to the Premiership.
“The manager has made some good signings so far this summer and I can’t wait for the new season to start.
“I enjoy playing for the club and working with the manager – this was an easy decision for me to make and I’m glad it’s now all sorted out.”
Head Coach Alan Stubbs welcomed the news and says Fontaine will play a key role in driving Hibernian forward.
Stubbs said: “This is excellent news – Fonts is a big part of our plans here at the football club and the fact he has committed his future to Hibernian is a huge plus.
“He is a model professional and I think everybody who watched the team play last season recognised the contribution he made.
“It’s extremely pleasing to secured Fonts and this deal will give everybody associated with the club a big lift heading into the start of pre-season training tomorrow.”
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The full interview with Liam will be available to watch this afternoon on Hibs TV.