Derry sign three as transfer window opens

Mon, Jul 01 2013

Declan Devine has been quick off the mark with three signing on the day the transfer window opens Credit: Billy Galligan

With the summer transfer window barely ajar, Derry City have been quick off the mark securing the signing of three players.


Eugene Ferry is returning to Derry after a brief spell playing for Sunderland RCA across the water. David McDaid on the other hand is also making the trip back to the land of his birth after a short stint playing for York City.


Dean Jarvis is the third player to sign on the dotted line at the Brandywell on Monday morning. Jarvis, like Ferry and McDaid, knows his way around the club having spent his youth playing in the candy striped kit.  Jarvis moved to Scotland to play for Aberdeen where he made his debut in October 2010. This move ultimately proved to be short lived and Jarvis was considered surplus to requirements at Pittodrie Stadium prompting his release at the end of the 2010/2011 season.


Following this unfortunate setback in his career he decided to return home and play in the Irish League for Institute. Jarvis will be hoping to rediscover some of his talent that saw him represent Northern Ireland in four different underage teams including the U21 side.


Jarvis was delighted to be back at the club where it all started and is hoping that he can pick up a league winners medal in his first season back with the club.


"I'm absolutely delighted to be signing for Derry City today, it's something I have always wanted to do, having grown up in the shadow of the Brandywell it's all every young footballer wanted to do. Now that I'm here I know that I must push on in training and try my best to get into the first team squad and help the club in our challenge for the league title."


Declan Devine was pleased he was to be able to capture three top talents as he looks to add depth during the transfer window.

"It's great to have the two lads back after their short spell away from the club, I feel that with these three signings add great depth and strength to our squad especially with the very busy period we are now entering into.


"Eugene has always been a great asset to us and will push the rest of the lads on for a place in the side. David was our top goalscorer last season and again his signing adds another attacking option for us. It will mean that we will have great competition for places amongst our strike force and that can only be good for the club.


"Dean has been on the clubs radar now for a couple of seasons and I am glad that we have finally been able to get secure his signature. He is still a very young lad but despite his age he has some very good experience already. Having played for a couple of season at Aberdeen and then returning to Institute he has shown that he is more than capable to play at this level."