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Morton complete Sampayo signing

Published: 15 Jan 2014 12:00

MORTON boss Kenny Shiels has completed the signing of versatile defender Ben Sampayo on a contract which runs until the end of the season.

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The Tele yesterday revealed that the

Cappielow club had revived their interest in the unattached former Chelsea, Brighton and Chelmsford City left-back.

Speaking last night, Shiels confirmed that was indeed the case — and that he had just secured the 21-year-old’s signature.

The Northern Irishman told the Tele: “We resurrected the deal for Ben Sampayo and he has signed until the end of the season.

“He’s got a good pedigree having come through the Chelsea academy system.

“Ben gives us cover in both full-back positions and the bottom of midfield.

“He’s a footballing full-back and meets our style of play. That’s important.”

The player’s representatives, Full Contact, posted a statement on their website, which read: “This is a good opportunity for Ben to return to the full-time, professional game and make a name for himself.

“By signing for Morton he now has a great chance to play games and let everyone see what he can do.”

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