Aberdeen kid Connor McLennan pens new deal as he targets regular place in Derek McInnes’ side

07-12-2018 17:12

CONNOR McLENNAN is targeting a regular place in Derek McInnes’ starting XI after penning a new deal at Aberdeen.

The 19-year-old made his first-team debut at the age of 16 against St Johnstone in the 2015/16 season before his progress was hampered by injury.

Connor McLennan

McLennan is targeting a regular place in Derek McInnes’ starting XI

Connor McLennan

McLennan in action at Ibrox on Wednesday night

The Dons striker came on for the injured Gary Mackay-Steven in last Sunday’s 1-0 Betfred Cup Final loss to Celtic and was rewarded with a starting place against Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday.

His new deal will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020/21 season and the youngster admits he was desperate to get the contract signed as soon as he heard about it.

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He told the Aberdeen official website: “As soon as I heard about it, I couldn’t wait to get the contract signed.

“It’s been a great week for me, having been involved in the Betfred Cup Final and then starting at Ibrox on Wednesday for what was a massive win.

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“The team were all desperate to make amends for Sunday and it was a great feeling.

“My objective now is to cement a regular place in the first team.”

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