Scotland prop Jon Welsh signs new two-year deal with Glasgow
Last Updated: March 26, 2013 11:28am
Jon Welsh: New deal with Glasgow
Glasgow and Scotland prop Jon Welsh has signed a new two-year deal which keeps him at Scotstoun until May 2015.
The tight-head, who made his Scotland debut against Italy in last year's Six Nations championship, has played 70 times for the Warriors since joining from amateur side GHA in 2008.
Welsh told Glasgow's website: "I am very happy to have committed my future to the Warriors and I am looking forward to playing my part in bringing success to this club.
"I am very happy to have committed my future to the Warriors and I am looking forward to playing my part in bringing success to this club."
"It has been a frustrating season for me having missed several months through injury, but now that I'm back to full match fitness I am looking forward to being involved in the remaining games this season.
"We have a really strong squad, who all work hard for each other and the facilities at Scotstoun are excellent, so this was a really easy decision for me to make."
Warriors boss Gregor Townsend said: "This is excellent news for the club and it will give our squad a big boost ahead of some hugely important games.
"Jon worked hard during his injury lay-off to build up his strength and has been putting in the hours in recent weeks to get back to full fitness. He is respected by both coaches and players and is a key part of our future.
"Jon has shown that players from the club game can make the jump to professional rugby and he should be an example to others looking to make the breakthrough.
"We're delighted to keep him at Scotstoun for the next couple of years and he will undoubtedly have a big role to play."