Conor Cable from Whaplode
in Lincolnshire only started playing football when he joined Holbeach
United Under-10s. For the first season he really struggled to
make the goalkeeper position his own. Perseverance paid
off, though, and the second season saw him become the first choice
in that department and from there he started to develop.
After two years the mentorship changed hands and John Coote and
Chris Stebbings took over management of the then Under-12 team,
a period during which Conors potential became more evident.
He was spotted by a scout from Nottingham Forest andspent two
years at their player development centre and academy, before being
released aged 14.
He then trialled for Derby, Peterborough and Norwich. The Canaries
signed him on a two-year pre-scholarship contract, during which
time he improved immensely under the coaching of Darren
Lovell and Darren Plowman.
During his Under-16 season Conor played in a Premier League tournament
at which City became national champions. In five games, he only
conceded a total of one goal.
He has since played up for Norwichs youth team and for
the Reserves in a 3-1 defeat by West Bromwich Albion
He was released by the Canaries in March 2012 and went on trial
to Championship sides Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Peterborough
United, Derby, Birmingham City and Bristol City. The Robins offered
him a scholarship at Ashton Gate starting in July 2012.
He moved to the USA in the summer of 2014 on a football scholarship
at William Woods University