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City have high hopes for Ellis

January 27th, 2017 4:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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FORMER West Cork Schoolboys League starlet Connor Ellis has penned a new contract with Cork City FC. 

The Kealkil native (pictured) signed his first professional contract with the club last summer and he has now signed a new contract. 

The striker talented spent the second half of last season on loan at Cobh Ramblers, scoring five times in 12 league appearances and he said he hopes to make an impact this season.

‘I still have a long way to go but even in the first week of pre-season, I feel the game time I got at senior level last year (on loan at Cobh Ramblers) has helped me. I feel I am closer to the pace of the lads and, even physically, can hold the centre halves off a bit more,’ Ellis said.

City boss John Caulfield commented: ‘We are very happy to have another young, local player come through the ranks. 

‘Connor has been with us for quite a number of years and was prolific at U19 level. We obviously gave him a professional contract last year and loaned him out to Cobh, where he did really well and gained experience.  

‘He has come back from the break in tremendous condition and he is after filling out more. He is pushing for a place and we have very high hopes for him.’

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