Breaking | Connor Bell signs for Morton

Breaking | Connor Bell signs for Morton
by Jonathan Mitchell

Greenock Morton Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of striker Connor Bell on a one-year contract that runs until 10 June 2019.

The 22-year-old frontman spent last term with fellow Ladbrokes Championship outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle, scoring seven goals in 26 starts and nine substitute appearances in all competitions.

Prior to his season-long stint in the Highlands, Bell was on the books at Welsh clubs Wrexham and Rhyl, and Servette in Switzerland.

Morton boss Ray McKinnon saw the Newcastle-born former Sunderland youth in action for Inverness and feels he is exactly the kind of forward he required to bolster his attacking options at Cappielow.

McKinnon told media and communications officer Jonathan Mitchell: “Connor has signed a one-year deal and will be a good addition to the squad.

“He’s 5ft 9in, he’s busy, he’s direct, very sharp, quick and lively and likes to get in the box. He proved himself at this level with Inverness and scored a few goals.

“Connor will also bring good balance to our team, because having Denny [Johnstone] and Robert [Thomson], we have two big strikers to come back in, and sometimes you need someone who can play around them.

“We have Gary Oliver and Bob McHugh who can do that as well, so hopefully we will have a good mixture in the forward areas.

“I’d like to think he could be involved on Saturday at some point. Whether he starts the game I’m not sure, we’ll see how he trains today and tomorrow and gauge it from there.”

To sponsor Connor’s home or away shirt for season 2018/19, please contact our sales executive Lesley Ann by emailing la@gmfc.net.

 

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