Written by Nairn County FC April 16th 2018

YOUNG attacker Max Ewan has agreed a new contract with Nairn County. The Nairn-based teenager joined the club in the summer from Inverness CT on an initial one-year deal. He has now agreed a two-year extension to keep him at Station Park until the end of the 2019/20 season. Manager Ronnie Sharp said: “Max has come on well this season and he has settled into the team really well. We probably held him back more than we would have liked during the first half of the season due to his age. We have had him in the starting line-up more often than not over the last few weeks and we are seeing the benefits of that." “We could see right away when Max came in during the summer that Max had the skills needed to do well in the Highland League. It was a case of managing properly and ensuring that we did not throw him in at the deep end too early. He is a physically strong boy for his age though and he has proved that he can handle that side of the game in the Highland League. He is only going to get better and better over the next few years and we are delighted that is going to be here with us.” Ewen has scored six goals in 27 appearances for Nairn so far this season. He had to wait until March 14th to make his first start for the club and marked it with a goal in the 2-0 win at Fort William. Since then, he has started all but one match giving him seven appearances in the first eleven. He is also a part of the North of Scotland Schools’ Select squad which has reached the final of the Scottish National Trophy. The attacker also made it to trials for the Scotland Schoolboys international squad earlier this season. Graeme Macleod

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