Ford extends Edinburgh stay

Scotland international signs new two-year deal

Last Updated: 10/03/11 4:22pm

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Ford: Two-year deal

Ford: Two-year deal

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Scotland hooker Ross Ford has committed his immediate future to Edinburgh by signing a new two-year contract with the club.

The 26-year-old, who has been named in Scotland's starting line-up for the RBS Six Nations clash with England on Sunday, is contracted until May 2013 under the new deal.

Ford made his Edinburgh debut in October 2007 and is looking forward to helping the club progress over the next two years.

"I've loved being part of Edinburgh's development in the last four years, and I'm excited by the prospect of helping the club push on," he said.

Maturing

"As a player, you always want to be part of a set-up that's going forward and I firmly believe that this is the right environment for me to carry on maturing.

"I look forward to enjoying more good times with Edinburgh. It's great to have my future sorted out, and I'm thrilled that future is with Edinburgh."

Interim head coach Nick Scrivener believes Ford's contract extension is a huge boost to Edinburgh's ambitions.

He added: "Ross putting pen to paper is a massive boost for everyone. He's a huge player for us in every sense, and re-signing someone of that quality is a positive signal about where we're at as a club and where we want to go.

"We're looking to him to really be a leader, in terms of his own performance and how he influences those around him, and we look forward to working with him to ensure he continues to go from strength to strength over the next couple of years."

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