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Shelbourne hand winger Alex Cetiner two year contract

Thu, Jul 16 2020

Shelbourne have handed a two year deal to Alex Cetiner after the 18 year old came through the club’s academy system over the last few years.

Cetiner scored his first goal for Shels in a 4-0 friendly win over UCD last Friday and had been taking part in training with the senior setup before the pandemic enforced shutdown.

The signing of the senior contract has been a long time ambition of the young winger as he explained to the club’s website.

“I joined the academy when I was 15 and felt welcome from day one. The coaches and staff have helped me improve from the start until this moment,” he said.

“Ian (Morris) has helped me improve myself on the pitch and off the pitch how you grow as a person, so it’s been great,” he added. 

His manager Ian Morris has been impressed with what he’s seen and is happy to secure his young star for at least the next two years.

“He has come the whole way through our underage system, from our DDSL sides, into our LOI underage set up, now into our first team. Alex is the type of player that will excite our fans, he’s quick, has a trick and can score goals. 

“We have a good group of players to keep him grounded in the dressing room. There is a fantastic leadership group here to help our young players flourish and pass on good habits,” he added.