London Scottish is today delighted to confirm that Peter Lydon has signed a new contract with the club.
Lydon will now enter his third year at the Athletic Ground. He has been one of the standout performers throughout the 15/16 season, and was nominated for September’s Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Month Award.
The Irishman joined the Scots from Stade Francais ahead of the 14/15 campaign, and has since scored 457 points in 54 appearances, including 12 tries, 101 conversions and 64 penalties.
On four occasions this season his left boot has been the match-winner in the closing stages. A last minute penalty at Headingley gave Scottish a 30-27 victory against Yorkshire Carnegie, which was followed a week later by a drop goal in the 79th minute at home to London Welsh, securing an 11-10 win.
Lightning struck twice later in the season, with an 80th minute touchline conversion completing the double against Yorkshire Carnegie, and another one the week after gave the Scots a 19-17 win at Old Deer Park.
The 23-year-old is pleased to have put pen to paper for another year. “It’s been a great year at Scottish and I feel like I’ve improved as a player.”
He added: “It’s a top class environment to be in with great coaches and I’m looking forward to another big and exciting season at Scottish.”
Head Coach Peter Richards is thrilled that the fly-half/full-back has re-signed with the Scots.
“Pete is one of the hardest working members of the squad and it’s great to have him with us next season as well.
You only have to look at the match-winning kicks from this season to see how important he has been for us, but also his all-round game is crucial so it’s great news for the club.
Moving forward London Scottish will be a fantastic vehicle for Pete to keep developing in to a top class player, as well as many others, so it’s an exciting time for him and us as well.”
Watch an exclusive interview with Lydon here: