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Joe Ironside earns new contract at Cambridge United

Joe Ironside in action for Cambridge United against Burton Albion. Picture: Keith Heppell
Joe Ironside in action for Cambridge United against Burton Albion. Picture: Keith Heppell

Joe Ironside has been rewarded with a new and improved contract at Cambridge United.

The 27-year-old striker joined from Macclesfield last summer, and scored 14 league goals as the U's were promoted from League Two.

He has started the new campaign in similar fashion, with three goals in United's first four games and has secured a new deal at the Abbey until June 2023.

“I am delighted to sign a new deal with the club and help carry on the great work that we are achieving together,” Ironside said.

“To win promotion last season was personally a very proud moment.

“It was an easy decision to continue playing under the coaching staff, with this group of players and for our amazing fans. I have loved every minute since walking through the door and the gaffer, Gary (Waddock) and Barry (Corr) and the whole coaching staff have been brilliant with me.

“I am really excited about my future here at the Us and it is great to be back out there finally playing in front of the fans. I am looking forward to carrying on working hard and creating more memories with the club.”

United head coach Mark Bonner said: “Joey had a superb season last year and an extension to his contract is well deserved.

“He is a focal point of the team when he plays and represents us with the endeavour, bravery and physicality we love to see.

“As a character he is one of many important men in our squad and played a large part in our success last season. We are enjoying working together and taking on the new challenge of League One.”

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