Conor Brennan signs until end of the season

We are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Conor Brennan has joined the club until the end of the season, subject to receiving international clearance.

The 23-year-old Northern Irish shot-stopper secured his release from NIFL Premiership club Ballymena United on Tuesday and has now penned a contract that will keep him at Cappielow until the end of the campaign.

Brennan, who started his career at Leicester City and enjoyed spells with Kilmarnock, Stranraer, and Raith Rovers here in Scotland, trained with the squad at Parklea this morning.

He will be available to take part in Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Dunfermline Athletic should his registration be approved in time, and gaffer Jim Duffy is thrilled to add a second new recruit to his squad.

Duffy told “We’ve made no secret of the fact we’ve been trying to get a goalkeeper for a good number of weeks now, once we found out Jamie McGowan had to get an operation on his shoulder.

“We looked around and took our time, and we’re delighted to be able to get a goalkeeper of Conor’s ability, and, although he’s still a young guy, he’s got good experience behind him.

“We’re thankful to Ballymena as well for allowing him to take the chance to come back into full-time football, which they didn’t have to do, because he was contracted there. That’s why it took a wee bit longer.

“We’d have liked to have had him in last week, but he had contractual obligations to Ballymena. We’re really grateful to them for allowing him to join us and delighted to have him on board.”


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