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Pye signs first professional contract

13 January 2022

Morecambe Football Club is delighted to announce that Connor Pye has signed his first professional contract with the Shrimps.

After joining the academy at U16 level, Pye made an instant impression with the Club, winning the Player of the Year award for the U17s.

Following the arrival of manager Stephen Robinson, Pye was invited to travel with the First Team to their pre-season training camp at Worcester and made his professional debut for the Club in this season’s Papa John’s Trophy fixture away at Hartlepool United.

"I'm delighted, it's something I always dreamt of as a kid," he said.

"It's good to finally get it done and over with, and it's now time to crack on and work hard in training.

"The gaffer put a lot of trust in me and I'm really thankful for everything he's done for me, I'm just really proud of what I've achieved so far and long may it continue as well."

Shrimps' boss Robinson has regularly expressed his desire to promote players from within the Academy, and he says he's pleased with how Pye has progressed.

"I'm really pleased for Connor," Robinson said.

"He's a good kid who has worked hard ever since I arrived at the Club and has done well to take the opportunities we've provided.

"It's a big step up from the Academy to a First Team environment and Connor is under no illusion that he has a lot of hard work ahead.

"It's early days for him, he'll undoubtedly keep on working hard on the training pitch to improve himself as a player every day." 

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