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Institute's 'Rolls Royce' centre-half is the best in the Irish League, says boss

 

In form: Conor Tourish has caught the eye for Institute this season
In form: Conor Tourish has caught the eye for Institute this season
Billy Weir

By Billy Weir

Institute manager Sean Connor says that centre-back Conor Tourish can be a huge hit in the senior game.

Despite the north-west club's struggles at the foot of the table so far this season, the close season signing from Letterkenny Rovers has excelled.

Connor is already a fan of the 24-year-old, who has had previous spells at Derry City and Finn Harps, and feels that he can help Stute rise the table, starting with a trip to Carrick tomorrow.

"If there's a better centre-half within the league I've yet to see him," said Connor.

"He's there always at the right time, he gets his head on things, he makes things simple, he closes down, he blocks and he plays really well. He's a Rolls Royce.

"He was an amateur when I came here but after three weeks I gave him a pro contract. He's coming from a background at Finn Harps, where they never fancied him.

"I've had good centre-backs in the League of Ireland and he's right up there with them. You talk about Gavin Peers and players like that and I think he's of that calibre."

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