Exodus Team Wellington is pleased to announce the signing of Connor McGlinchey for the 2015-2016 ASB Premiership.
McGlinchey agreed terms with Team Wellington after impressing while on trial with the club. The Scottish forward was an unknown quantity before he began training with the ASB premiership side 3 weeks ago but has quickly come into Coach Matt Calcott’s calculations,
“We didn’t know what to expect from Connor but he has come in with a great attitude and really caught our attention with his ability, work ethic and willingness to learn. His versatility offers us options up front and provides cover for a few of the injuries the squad is currently carrying.”
After turning out in the Scottish lower divisions for top amateur side Dumbarton Academy, the 22-year-old was persuaded by his older brother, All White and Phoenix midfielder Michael McGlinchey, to head south for a new challenge. McGlinchey was soon impressed with the setup of his new surroundings,
“Before coming out to New Zealand I heard through my brother that Team Wellington are a very professional team with a lot of great players, many with international experience. It’s also great opportunity to be working with a coach like Matt (Calcott), he's a very attack minded manager which I believe will be very beneficial for my game.”
Having been on the bench in last week’s match against Canterbury United, McGlinchey was readying himself to make more of an impression in the ASB Premiership in the coming weeks. The rangy striker was looking to put in some strong performances to help Team Wellington to another successful season and kickstart his career down under.
“My aim for this season is to break into the starting eleven and take the most of my opportunities in front of goal. If I can help the team achieve its targets through either scoring goals or providing assists I can feel that I am contributing to their success. From what I have seen at training, I feel the team is more than capable of going all the way.”