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Connor Makes Clyde History

Mon, 27th Apr 2009 6:43pm

Amongst the despair at Palmerston on Saturday, a bit of history was made as Connor Stevenson became the club's youngest ever player.

Connor, a product of the club's youth development structure, signed a professional contract earlier in the year thanks to backing from the Supporters' Trust. He took to the field as a second half sub aged just 16 years and 245 days.

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The previous owner of this accolade was Michael Doherty, who appeared in a Challenge Cup match in 2007 just before his 17th birthday. Research then failed to find anyone who had pulled on a white jersey at a younger age for a competitive match.

Connor's historic debut was made in unfortunate circumstances but he still managed to show some glimpses of why he is so highly thought of at the club.

Picture by Ricky Rae