Adelaide United re-sign Cornthwaite for three years

Adelaide United have extended defender Robert Cornthwaite’s contract by a further three years.

Adelaide United have extended defender Robert Cornthwaite’s contract by a further three years.

The 24-year old will remain with the Reds at least until the end of the 2012/13 season and he is proud to pledge his future to the club he loves.

“I’m an Adelaide boy so there’s no other team I want to play for, and I’m really happy to be staying at Adelaide United,” said the English-born Cornthwaite.

“As soon as I heard that the club wanted to re-sign me I was really happy and we went through the negotiations, which went really smoothly, so I’m very happy to be staying here.”

Cornthwaite was delighted that the club have showed so much faith in him.

“Obviously (coach Aurelio Vidmar) Viddie and the club have shown a lot of faith in me giving me a three year deal. I think over the five seasons that I’ve been here I have proven that I have improved each year and have been willing to learn and become a better player,” he added.

“I’m always going to make mistakes but as long as I limit those and learn from them, in three years time hopefully I’ll be a very strong leader at the club.”

Cornthwaite and the Reds take on Central Coast Mariners at Canberra Stadium tomorrow in round 13 of A-League action.