We can today confirm the signing of left-back Mason O’Malley on a one-year deal, with an option for a 2nd, with the club.

Mason has featured in our pre-season under Trialist K, working well with Sykes-Kenworthy particularly in the Bradford City game. 

Born in Leeds, O’Malley signed for Huddersfield Town’s Academy from Hunslet Boys at u14s level, and was later released by Huddersfield in 2019, joining Scunthorpe United’s u23s squad in July 2019.

Mason made his professional debut with Scunthorpe in a 1-1 (4-2 pens) EFL Trophy game against Lincoln City. He signed a contract extension in December 2020, keeping him at the club until Summer 2023. 

He made 31 appearances in his first season with Scunthorpe United in 2020/21, followed by 28 in 2021/22, and 21 in 2022/23. 

In February 2023, O’Malley signed for Ilkeston Town on a one-month loan deal alongside teammate Jordan Hallam. 

O’Malley is of Irish descent, training with Republic of Ireland u16s in 2016, and made his debut for Republic of Ireland u21s in a friendly vs Wales u21s in March 2021. 

Coach Danny King had this to say on the signing;

“Mason is a great signing for the club. He looks solid in defensive areas but also has real quality in the attacking side of the pitch too.”

“His experience playing at a higher level will definitely help the younger lads we have and we can see him being a strong member of the squad for this season.”

We spoke to Mason on his signing, which you can watch below.

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