Lennon hopes for double deal

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon hopes Craig Samson and Gary Teale

can be persuaded to agree fresh terms with the club.

The Saints have extra funds available following their Scottish

League Cup success, and are looking to put them to good use.

Steven Thompson, David van Zanten, Marc McAusland and John

McGinn have already penned new deals and the intention is to push

on with further extension talks.

Samson and Teale are considered to be integral to the club’s

cause, and Lennon admits efforts are being made to end any

uncertainty regarding their future.

He said: “We’ve started negotiating with Craig’s agent and I’ve

also spoken to Gary.

“We’re also well into talks with Paul McGowan and hope to get

that over the line shortly.”