Connor to leave Cappielow on contract expiry

Midfielder Connor McManus will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires on 31 December, manager Jim Duffy has confirmed.

The 21-year-old signed on a short-term basis back in July and has made six starts and two substitute appearances during his time at Cappielow.

Former Celtic youth McManus recently returned to action with a Development League West outing against Stranraer after two months out with a calf injury.

But with a number of players returning to full fitness Greenock gaffer Duffy feels he is adequately covered in the midfield department and will allow the player to move on when his deal expires.

He told “Connor came in at a time when we were really struggling with injuries and did a terrific job for us. Unfortunately, he was unlucky with a calf injury that he picked up.

“Even though he’s fit now and ready to go, we just feel we have enough players in that position that we would just be congesting the area.

“So we won’t be extending the contract and allow Connor to move on with our best wishes. He’s a talented player and a terrific boy with a really good attitude and I’m sure there will be a number of options available to him.”


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