Jack Mackenzie

Jack Mackenzie and Tom Ritchie Extend Dons Contracts

Jack Mackenzie and Tom Ritchie have both extended their contracts with Aberdeen.

The AFC Youth Academy graduates have extended their contracts until 2025 and 2024 respectively.

Jack , who has been with the Dons since the age of nine, is a product of the AFC Youth Academy and the SFA Performance School at Hazlehead and quickly progressed through the ranks, gaining an impressive reputation as he went.

The left-back signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2017 alongside Dean Campbell and went on to captain the Development team.

Following a successful loan spell with Forfar Athletic FC during the 2020-2021 season, Jack was recalled to Pittodrie and made his competitive first team debut on the 20th of March. On the 29th of the same month Jack signed a new two-year deal to remain at Pittodrie.

Jack has made 20 first team appearances and scored one senior goal, the winner against Livingston earlier in the season. He returned to the first team squad on Saturday after a spell on the side-lines through injury.

Manager Stephen Glass is delighted with the impact Jack has had in the first team this season but believes there is much to come from him. He said:

“We have been really pleased with Jack’s performance since he made his debut late last season, and he has gone on to feature regularly in the first team.

“He has earned this extension and I look forward to seeing his continued progress here at the Club.”

Tom Ritchie, who has been capped for Scotland at U16 and U17 level, has made a number of appearances on the bench for the first team.

Tom, an AFC Youth Academy graduate,  is currently on loan to Highland League side, Huntly FC, for the season.

Manager Stephen Glass is pleased to see another young talent commit their future to the Club.

He said: “Both Gordon Marshall and I have been very impressed with the progress Tom has made so far this season.

“He has applied himself in the correct manner and has performed well when he has trained with the first team.

“His loan spell with Huntly has offered him exposure to senior football, and more importantly, some vital game time in a competitive league.”

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