Bohemians sign midfielder Ian Morris

Tue, Jul 05 2016

Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Bohemians have announced the signing of former St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Ian Morris.

 

The 29 year-old, who has been working as the club's Youth Development Officer since May, signs following a short spell with Glenavon after spending the second half of the 2015 at Richmond Park.

 

He was previously on the books at Leeds United, Scunthorpe United, Torquay United and Northampton Town.

 

Morris will go straight into the squad to face Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park on Friday.

 

The club have also confirmed the departure of two players from the club: defender Paul Rooney and goalkeeper Lee Steacy.

 

19 year-old defender Rooney has departed Dalymount Park for League one outfit Millwall, where he is set to join the club’s under-21 squad.

 

"Paul came in for a few days last year to show us his talent,” Millwall boss Neil Harris told the club's website.

 

“He's been playing in the League of Ireland as a young man in a men's division so physically he can compete.

 

"Paul is at a good age and will come initially to work with Justin in the U21s with the hope that in the long run he can develop into a first team player.”

 

Goalkeeper Steacy has also left after finding it difficult to take the number one jersey from Gypsies number one Dean Delany during his 18 months at Dalymount.