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Connor  McLennan extends contract with Aberdeen

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Aberdeen forward Connor McLennan has signed a new contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least, the end of the 2020-21 season.

McLennan made his first-team debut for the Pittodrie club at the age of 16 against St Johnstone nearly three years ago before his progress was hampered by injury.

Following a loan spell with Brechin City, he was given his home debut in this season’s 4-0 Scottish League Cup win against St Mirren and months later he made his first start for Aberdeen and scored in the 2-0 win over the same opponents.

The 19-year-old replaced injured Gary Mackay-Steven during last Sunday’s Betfred Cup final and was rewarded with a starting berth in Wednesday night’s 1-0 league win over Rangers.

“As soon as I heard about it, I couldn’t wait to get the contract signed,” he said, according to the Scotsman.

“It’s been a great week for me, playing in the final then starting at Ibrox. My objective now is to cement a regular place in the first team.”