Heart hand new deals to Redmayne, Hoffman

Melbourne Heart have dealt contract extensions to goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and attacker Jason Hoffman, with coach John Aloisi praising the duo
Melbourne Heart have extended the contracts of first-choice goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and attacker Jason Hoffman.

Hoffman, who has been with the Heart since their entry into the A-League, has signed a one-year extension, while 24-year-old Redmayne has extended his deal for two years.

Redmayne said he was delighted to stay with the club where he made 13 appearances during the 2012-2013 season.

"It’s fantastic; it has been a good week with the boys back in training and I’m very happy to commit to a long-term deal," Redmayne said.

"The club has been excellent in my development and this contract gives me motivation and focus to improve on last season."

Hoffman has made 44 appearances for the Heart over the past three seasons and will be hoping to add to his solitary goal for the club in his fourth year.

"I've obviously been here since day one along with John Aloisi, so I'm definitely looking forward to the season ahead and trying to take a bit of leadership on this year to make sure we finish in the finals series," Hoffman said.

Heart coach John Aloisi said the pair were an example for other players due to their hard work and commitment and hoped they could continue to improve.

"Andrew and Hoffy have been fantastic role models for the club and their work ethic, week in, week out, has been excellent," Aloisi said.

"We are looking forward to both of them continuing their development and expect big things from both of them this season."

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