Connor re-signs with Waterford for 2019

Sat, Dec 22 2018

Albert Reynolds Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Waterford FC have confirmed that their young goalkeeper Matthew Connor has re-signed for another year at the club ahead of the 2019 season.

The talented 21-year-old shot-stopper has made 30 appearances for his hometown club over the past years at the RSC following his arrival from Cork City before the start of the 2017 season.

Since lining out initially for the Blues, Connor has won a First Division title and qualified for the Europa League as Alan Reynolds has masterminded the club’s remarkable rise through from ashes which seemed a distant possibility at the end of the 2016 campaign.

After re-signing for the club, Connor told WaterfordFC.ie of his delight to commit to another at the RSC. 

“I’m delighted to be back again.” Connor said.  

“I’ve been part of this project since Lee Power has come in so it’s great to see it go from where we started to where it is now and I’m looking forward to the coming season.

“I can’t wait to get back to work to be honest. It’s been a long off-season personally with no college football this year, I think it’s the longest I’ve gone without being involved from a playing point of view.

“But the break has done me good and I can go into pre-season re-energised, refocused and in the best place I can be.

“European football is a great prospect and something to look forward to down the line, but I can’t look that far ahead just yet.

“I’ve been part of a European run with Cork in 2016 which as a young player was incredible to be involved with. It would be amazing if I could go one further now and play especially with it being for my home town.”

Manager Alan Reynolds then added;

“It’s great to have Matthew signed up again for next season. He’s still a young guy but he’s been picking up some good experience over the past number of years in the league.

“In the last couple of seasons, he’s developed from working with other talented goalkeepers and it’s great to see. Not only that, but he’s a good local lad who’s played with Tramore and worked his way to where he is now, so we’re delighted he’s staying at the club.”