Peter Murphy has signed a new two-year deal as manager of Annan Athletic.

The former Carlisle United favourite has extended his four-year stint at Galabank until the summer of 2023.

The 40-year-old, who joined the club in 2017, has put pen to paper on new terms with the Scottish League Two club.

And the Blues' longest-serving outfield player says he hopes to lead the Black and Golds on a promotion push in the 2021/22 season after a campaign where the game north of the border has been seriously disrupted by Covid-19.

Speaking on Annan's website, Murphy said: “After what has been an unprecedented and eventful couple of seasons with what we have just come through as a club, I’m delighted to commit to Annan Athletic with the signs that things may be getting back to normal.

“We are looking forward to getting fans back into the club and building a squad that is capable of challenging at the top end of the division.

"All credit needs to go to the chairman, board and volunteers that have got us through this difficult period.”

Chaiman Philip Jones said Annan were "delighted" to have secured Murphy's services for another two years.

He added: “Managing the team over last 18 months has been extremely difficult due to the constraints of the pandemic, limitations the club introduced to protect ourselves and the inability to train or play regularly.

"Throughout this period Peter worked hard and dealt with everything as it emerged to ensure we survived.

"We can now look forward to getting back to business and pushing for promotion in the coming season."

The Annan boss recently made a cameo playing appearance - his first for three-and-a-half years - in their win at Brechin City.

Annan's survival in League Two will see them face Kelty Hearts next season after Barry Ferguson's side beat Brechin in today's play-off final second leg, sending the latter down.