Sierra Leonean defender, Mustapha Dumbuya has expressed his delight after he signed a contract extension with Scottish Premier League side Patrick Thistle.
The right-back signed a three years contract extension deal which will keep him at the club until May 2018.
"I am glad it is over and done with," said Dumbuya. "It dragged on for a couple of weeks but I knew I wanted to sign."
The defender who little over three months ago was given the opportunity to join the Scottish side by Alan Archibald has proven to be a timely addition in the squad despite losing the first three games since he joined the club.
Since those defeats, Dumbuya has become an important starter in the Thistle defence and has enjoyed a good run of form with just one defeat from their recent seven games– and even that defeat came back in October.
It is this good run; he explains that sold him on staying at Firhill. He said: “I wasn’t here for that long before I decided I wanted to stay. It was pretty quick actually. It was more into my second month when the team started to pick up a bit and I settled in. After that I knew I wanted to stay.
“I think we have kept the same team and it’s about consistency, as well as confidence. We are defending well and are scoring at the other end, that’s what it is. We have been playing well, we just haven’t been scoring. Obviously I’m new to the back four so when I came in we just had to gel.”
Dumbuya spent two seasons at Notts County, featuring regularly for the Meadow Lane club before deciding to quit in the summer for a fresh start. He has already made 10 appearances for the Jags this season, scoring once in a 3-0 win over Dundee United.