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Motherwell midfielder Dean Cornelius Signs

22 June 2023

We are delighted to confirm the signing of highly rated midfielder Dean Cornelius.

The 22-year-old joins the club following a stellar season with Scottish Premiership side Motherwell and after fighting off high levels of interest, becomes our sixth signing of the Summer.

The Scotland U21 cap began his career with Edinburgh side Hibernian before making the move to sign for his boyhood club in 2018.

The midfielder time in Lanarkshire has proved to be a successful one having picked up the club’s Young Player of the Year award for the 21/22 season.

After signing his two-year contract with the club, Cornelius said: “There’s been a lot of different aspects of the club that have really caught my eye and made me want to come here, I’ve said for a while I’ve always wanted to challenge myself down in England and I feel like Harrogate is the right club for me.

“I’ve spoken briefly with the Manager about his goals for the upcoming season and it really matched what I want to do in my career and hopefully we can kick on and have a good season.

“It was never going to be easy leaving Motherwell, but I just felt now at 22-years-old it was the right time and the right move in my career to now challenge myself in a new league and a new environment, moving away from home for the first time.

“We sat down and looked at where the club finished, how the form was and could see that they were really starting to get to grips with it and especially with the signings they have made it made me think they can kick on and be there or thereabouts in the league.”

Cornelius will don the number eight shirt.

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