Conor Pepper

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Conor Pepper
Personal information
Full name Conor Pepper
Date of birth (1994-05-04) 4 May 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
Portmarnock AFC
Cherry Orchard
2011–2012 St Patrick's Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 St Patrick's Athletic 0 (0)
2012–2014 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 12 (2)
2014–2017 Greenock Morton 48 (2)
National team
2012–2013 Republic of Ireland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:44, 25 February 2016 (UTC).

Conor Pepper (born 4 May 1994) is an Irish professional association football player, who generally plays as a midfielder but can also feature at right-back.

Career[edit]

Born in Dublin, Pepper played youth football with Portmarnock AFC and Cherry Orchard AFC. He played for St. Patrick's Athletic Under 19s and also made one first team appearance in the Leinster Senior Cup in a Dublin derby away to Shamrock Rovers, before signing for Scottish Premier League club Inverness Caledonian Thistle in July 2012.[1]

He made his first competitive appearance for Inverness on 18 August 2012. During this appearance he scored a late equalising goal in a 2–2 draw against Hearts at Tynecastle.[2] He made an assist in his second match, a 4–2 loss against Celtic. Then scored his second goal for the club in his first start away at Hibernian.

Pepper has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth international levels.[3]

Despite a promising first campaign with Inverness with Terry Butcher, Pepper failed to figure during his second season and was subsequently released by the club in May 2014 by manager John Hughes.[4]

However, Pepper stayed in Scottish football by signing for Greenock Morton.[5] He agreed a new deal with Morton in May 2016.[6] Pepper was part of the team that won the Scottish league One title in his first season at Greenock Morton. Pepper featured in every game up of his second campaign until February 2016 in his second season with the club but suffered a knee injury and hasn't featured since for the club. After 3 seasons with Morton, Pepper left the club in May 2017 at the end of his contract.[7]

Honours[edit]

Morton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caley snap up Pepper". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Inverness: Butcher hails late Conor Pepper strike". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Francis (16 June 2010). "Conor makes Ireland debut". Fingal Independent. INM. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Christie signs new ICT deal". Inverness Courier. Scottish Provincial Press. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (10 June 2014). "Morton set to secure double signing". Greenock Telegraph. Clyde & Forth Press Limited. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (5 May 2016). "Five starts to stay at Morton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (15 May 2017). "Player contracts update". Greenock Morton FC. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Greenock Morton claim League 1 title after 3–1 win against Peterhead". Scottish Television. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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