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Mason O'Malley pens new Iron deal

22 December 2020

Scunthorpe United is delighted to announce defender Mason O'Malley has signed a new contract, extending his stay with the Iron until June 2023.

The 19-year-old initially signed for United’s Under-23s squad, along with six others, back in July 2019.

The left-back joined following his departure from Huddersfield Town. He signed for the Terriers at Under-14 level from Hunslet Boys and has featured in Republic of Ireland training camps. 

So far this season, he’s made a total of 12 appearances in all competitions - nine of which are league starts.

First team manager Neil Cox told iFollow Iron: "Since he's come into the side he's done really well. He played a few games, I left him out to rest him and he came back in and did really well again.

"That's what we're looking for from the young players coming through and to tie him down to a two-and-a-half year contract is excellent for the football club. He's looking forward to the next 28 games this season.

"His attitude and desire to do well is great, while he is also calm, though has the nasty streak needed too as a footballer.

"I'm really pleased for him, and we're delighted to get him sorted. He gets on with all the players and is not scared to talk or have a go at the more established players on the pitch.

"Russ (Wilcox) had him with the Under-23s last season and he's been very patient, training really well and has always asked the right questions, always wanting to do that bit extra."

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