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Stability the key for McNamara

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara remains fixed on securing his leading performers on longer-term contracts.

Midfielder Stuart Armstrong this week became the latest to follow the examples of Ryan Gauld, John Souttar, Andrew Robertson and Nadir Ciftci in agreeing to a new deal.

McNamara is particularly determined to avoid getting into a forced sale situation with any of his top prospects - such as happened with Johnny Russell last season.

"For me, the important thing is trying to keep the unit together if you look around the media everyone else is trying to sell them off!," he told the Dundee Courier. "We didn't want a fire sale because you panic you'll lose them for nothing when players go into their last year.

"We had that last year with Johnny Russell where our hand was forced into selling him, which we wouldn't have done if he'd had another year," McNamara added. "The frustrating thing for me is that just as you're starting to get them playing and doing well, everyone wants to sell them off."

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Date:Friday December 13 2013

Time: 9:32PM

 

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