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Going central will extend Ryan Conroy's career

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Peterhead manager Jim McInally reckons that switching to a central midfield role at the Blue Toon will extend Ryan Conroy’s career by at least a couple of years.

The 32-year-old former Celtic, Dundee, Raith Rovers and Queen of the South midfielder joined the Balmoor men from Airdrie in the summer and after 16 seasons as either a winger or wing-bank Conroy has settled into a different position.

Manager McInally is delighted with the switch especially as Conroy grabbed a couple of goals in Saturday’s 3-0 success over Stranraer as he explained: “Ryan is a good player with great skill who I have admired for a long time. He came here after a disappointing end to his time at Airdrie when he was let go early however he has transformed himself.”

“He is showing what I had always thought which was that he could play in the middle as he can pass and tackle and very, very rarely loses possession. I believe he will play a couple of seasons longer in that as opposed to playing wide.”