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Connor Ripley

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

13/02/1993

Height

191 cm

Signed

09/01/2019

Country

England

Connor Ripley was North End's fourth signing of the January transfer window in 2019, signing from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

The goalkeeper put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal, taking the No.25 shirt at Deepdale.

Ripley made his debut for North End on 27th April 2019 against Sheffield Wednesday, before keeping his place for the final game of the 2018/19 season against Brentford.

The former England youth international came through the ranks at Middlesbrough before signing his first professional contract with Boro in 2011 at the age of 17 and made his debut as a substitute in March that year against Reading.

Ripley, son of former Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers player Stuart Ripley, comes with the experience of a number of loan spell over the last eight seven years, and prior to his switch to Deepdale, the 'keeper spent the first half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Accrington Stanley in League One.

Prior to his spell at Accrington Stanley, Ripley enjoyed a successful loan at Oldham Athletic and was named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Season for the 2016/17 campaign.

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