Aberdeen FC today signed Republic of Ireland U21 international keeper Danny Rogers on a new two-year contract.
The move is a massive boost for the Dons who faced going into the summer without a signed first team keeper.
Rogers is currently on loan with Championship promotion chasing Falkirk and his deal at Pittodrie was set to expire in the summer.
Current Dons first choice keeper Scott Brown is out of contract in the summer and Adam Collin’s loan deal from Rotherham expires at the end of the season.
Aberdeen also today secured defender Scott McKenna on an extended deal until summer 2018.
Dons boss Derek McInnes said: “It is great news for the club that both lads have committed their futures to Aberdeen.”
McInnes resisted the temptation to recall Rogers in January when first choice stopper Danny Ward was recalled early from his season long Pittodrie loan by parent club Liverpool.
Welsh international squad player Ward’s impressive form at Pittodrie was the catalyst for ‘Pool boss Jurgen Klopp bringing him back to Anfield.
McInnes opted to let Rogers remain at Falkirk to aid their promotion push and gain regular first team action and brought in Collin on a loan deal.
Rogers was in goal earlier this week when the Bairns came from two goals down to beat Championship leaders Rangers 3-2.
He is currently with the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for the UEFA U21 Championship Qualifying Round Group 2 fixtures against Italy and Slovenia.
McInnes said: “The challenge for both Danny and Scott now is to establish themselves in the first team. We feel that both have the chance to do so.”