Stevenson leaves Morton by mutual consent

Morton have today parted company with Dylan Stevenson by mutual consent in order to allow the midfielder to join junior outfit Auchinleck Talbot.

Following spells with Celtic, Rangers, and boys’ club TASS, Stevenson, 19, signed for the youth academy in season 2012-13 and spent two campaigns at Under-17 level before being offered his first full-time development deal.

He made his senior debut as a substitute in a Challenge Cup tie against Spartans in July 2014 and went on to make one start and seven sub appearances over the course of his Cappielow career, as well as spending time on loan at Dalry and Berwick Rangers.

Most recently, Stevenson, who penned a short-term deal until January earlier this summer, started last month’s Betfred Cup fixture at Albion Rovers and came off the bench at home to former club Berwick a fortnight later.

Manager Jim Duffy told “Dylan worked very hard during pre-season to give himself an opportunity and get himself involved with the first-team. He started the game against Albion Rovers and the friendly against Swansea City and did very well.

“But it was hard for him to break into the midfield, which is his natural position, with the boys in front of him. He had a couple of options, to go on loan or to find himself another club, and Dylan felt it was better to maybe try a fresh start.

“We wish him well. He is a terrific boy who has worked really hard at his game in the time I’ve been here and he can look himself in the mirror and say he did everything he could. He just maybe didn’t get a break and sometimes you need a break.”


Image: David Bell