David Healy announces very good news on the contract front.
"I'm delighted to be able to advise our supporters that Roy Carroll has signed a one year contract extension with the club this evening.
Roy has enjoyed an exceptional season with us and I'm very keen to have him on board for another year.
I've known Roy a long time and I know the qualities he brings to the team, on and off the pitch. He's an inspirational leader who sets the right example to all around him. Everyone in our changing room looks up to him as a fantastic role model and his vast experience at the very highest level will be of immense benefit to everyone at the club, our young goalkeepers in particular.
He is the complete professional who sets the highest standards for himself and for others. He has made a fantastic contribution to our impressive defensive record this season and he keeps himself in great shape and is keen to assist the ongoing development of our promising squad through the course of next season.
His performances in goal for us have been exceptional, none more so than his crucial late match winning saves in our two most recent games against Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders.
I'm delighted to get this contract extension finalised now, as it leaves Roy free to be fully focused on his singleminded aim of helping the club achieve as much success as we possibly can in our crucial final five games of the current season.
I know this news will be warmly welcomed by our supporters and it will definitely serve as a massive boost and lift to everyone ahead of what will be a massive game for us at Ballymena on Saturday."