FOLLOWING on from news of manager Paul Carden's new contract, four of Warrington Town's squad have signed deals to remain with the club next season.

Goalkeeper Tony McMillan, defender David Raven, winger Jack Dunn and striker Josh Amis have become the first members of the existing Yellows squad to agree to remain at Cantilever Park.

Negotiations are ongoing with the remainder of Carden's squad and more players are expected to reaffirm their commitment to the club in the coming weeks.

The news comes on the same evening Yellows confirmed Carden had agreed a one-year extension to his current deal.

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Raven and defensive partner Mark Roberts were named in the Evo-Stik Premier Division team of the season after steering Yellows to the league's best defensive record.

The 34-year-old says he feels like he owes the club for the way they have treated him since joining.

"I’m at that stage in my career now where there’s no real kicking on," he said.

"I’m surrounded by good people and that’s the reason I stayed – it’s as simple as that.

"People have looked after me here, not just inside football but outside the game.

"I owe them for that and that’s why I want to stay."

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Another part of that rock-solid defence was veteran goalkeeper McMillan, who was one of Carden's first signings when he took over at Cantilever Park in 2016.

He called the decision to stay put "a no-brainer."

"I’ve been here a couple of seasons now and I’ve really enjoyed myself," he said.

"It’s a really good community club with great management so it was a no-brainer."

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Further up the field, Dunn's dribbling ability and wicked left foot have been a key component in Town's attack.

The former Tranmere man - capped by England at under 19 level - says it was always in his mind to return.

"I’ve really enjoyed my time here since the start of last season," he said.

"Within myself, I can see I’m getting some enjoyment back in my football through being at Warrington.

"When Cards was speaking to me at the end of the season, I was pretty much set on coming back.

"I’m chomping at the bit to get started again."

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Amis scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, including the winner at South Shields in the Evo-Stik Premier Division play-off final.

Despite defeat to King's Lynn Town in the 'super play-off' the following week, Amis is confident things are moving in the right direction.

"It was a pretty easy decision for me," he said.

"Even though the season ended in such disappointment, I spoke to Paul and I knew we were building well.

"It’s good to jump straight back on."

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