Corey Lambert opts to stay on

COREY Lambert has signalled his commitment to leading the Murray Magpies from the doldrums after being reappointed for another season.

In a coup for the Hume league battler, Lambert will coach the Magpies to the end of next season.

Lambert was appointed coach of the Magpies over the off-season and his arrival has sparked a recruiting frenzy with the club luring over 15 new players over the summer.

President Ted Miller said the Magpies jumped at the opportunity to secure Lambert for at least another season.

“It’s exciting,” Miller said.

“It gives the club a bit of stability and optimism for future success.

“He originally signed for one year with an option of a second.

“He now has signed until the end of next year with an option of a third.”

Lambert coached North Albury to the flag in his first year at the helm in 2002.

He coached the Hoppers until the end of 2006.

Lambert then coached rival Wodonga Raiders, spending four seasons at Birallee Park from 2009.

Meanwhile Corryong has signed midfielder Shannon Gilson.

Gilson crossed to Thurgoona last year from Culcairn and also had stints with North Albury and Albury.

The hard-running midfielder missed the final four weeks of the season plus the two finals matches with foot stress fractures.

Gilson joins James Paton and Adrian Rinjnbeek as high-profile signings with the Demons.

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