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Little Aidan back in contention

Little Aidan back in contention

Wembley match-winner Aidan Connolly could still have a definite future at York City following the change in management.

The diminutive Scot who scored the winning goal in the FA Trophy final in May was transfer-listed early last month after instructing former manager Gary Mills that he no longer wanted to play for the club.

However, his successor Martin Gray has indicated that Connolly, who is still only just twenty-two and previously attracted the attention of Championship outfit Reading last season, will be given every opportunity to prove his worth.

"It's a fresh start for everybody," Gray told The Press. "The players have been told they will be judged in training and, if they work hard, they'll get a chance. If they don't, they will be moved on.

"I've spoken to Aidan and he's very good technically," he continued. "He's a fantastic player - there's no question about that. It's now mine and [sporting director] Dave [Penney]'s job to get the best out of that type of player."

It could also signal another chance for transfer-listed former Hull City defender Ben Clappison, 22, another frozen out under the previous regime.

Meanwhile, Gray was similarly expected to consider the emerging claims of leading youth-team prospects such as forward duo Ryan Edmondson and Aaron Haswell, plus young goalkeeper Ryan Whitley.

"Youth is a big thing for me," he added. "I've already told the lads that we will be looking to introduce two or three of them into training with the first team every Monday, so it gets them used to that first-team environment."



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Writer:Vital York City
Date:Monday October 2 2017
Time: 10:17PM

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