Surgenor, 33, joined from Ballymena United at the start of the 2015/16 campaign and quickly became a fans’ favourite with his performances in midfield and defence.
His leadership qualities both on and off the pitch saw him don the captain’s armband the following season, which he has deservedly retained since.
Surgenor’s experience and leadership has proved vital at the back for Rangers this season, and to date he has made 134 appearances, scoring on four occasions.
On extending his stay at the club, Surgenor said,
“It is great to sign on for another year. The squad we have at the moment has been a breath of fresh air for myself personally. The young players have been a great motivator for me and the togetherness we share is something I want to be part of for longer.
I’m a firm believer that Niall and his staff will be able to keep this squad together, whether that be in the Premiership or in the Championship, and we will continue to develop.
I have been a teammate of too many players over the past three years due to the constant revolving door, and the opportunity to build continuity, both personally and practically, hasn’t been there - through no fault of the previous managers.
This year has been different in the Championship; there’s nothing that will motivate you more at training on a Tuesday night than a victory the previous Saturday - something we’ve been missing a lot of over the past three years.
The fans have been rewarded this year and you can feel a real buzz about the place again. The club are making great strides forward from youth level right through to the first team and the infrastructure that is continually improving on and off the pitch.
Overall, it’s exciting times and I’m glad to be back on board.”
Pleased to retain his captain’s services, Niall Currie commented,
“The Chairman and I have been working hard behind the scenes to start getting players on board for next season and we have done that. However, we still have a lot to get sorted, so hopefully getting our skipper over the line will help with the process.
It has to be said that since moving Mark back to centre-half, he has been exceptional. He is a massive influence to a lot of great kids that we have here. I think Mark has really enjoyed his football this season and when you get to 33, that’s the most important thing.
But, as I said to him, he is still in wonderful condition and we feel he still has a few great years ahead of him, so it’s great to have him on board again for next season.”
Congrats, Surgy! #AmberArmy