YOUNGSTER STEPHEN Doherty says he wants to keep climbing the ladder at Finn Harps after earning his first professional contract at Finn Park.
Doherty scored the winning goal in an EA Sports Cup win over Sligo Rovers earlier this season.
The midfielder has featured fleetingly for the first team in 2019 and plans to make a mark.
“I played with the seniors in the game up at Linfield on Saturday so hopefully through time I can get more opportunities to play in the first team,” Doherty said.
“It’s been great to be involved with the first team training over the season and the two wins against Derry and Waterford has helped the confidence.
“I was a sub for the Derry game and it was a great experience to be part of that. It’s great that Ollie has shown faith in me by offering me the professional contract.”
In a statement this morning, Harps said that the news ‘is a further signal of the success of the underage pathway to senior team football.’
Doherty had played U17 with Harps and is currently a member of Joe Boyle’s U19 squad.
He previously played with Illies Celtic.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan said: “Stephen is a very modest lad, who conducts himself well and is dedicated to improving his game.
“He’s been with our 17s and 19s so it’s good see him making progress through from the underage system to the senior panel.”Tags: