Former Candystripe David Parkhouse joins Stevenage on loan from Sheffield United

Tue, Jan 28 2020

David Parkhouse Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Former Derry City forward and Northern Ireland under-21 David Parkhouse has joined League Two side Stevenage on loan from Sheffield United.

Parkhouse was in inspired form last season with Derry, as the Candystripes earned Europa League Qualification in 2019.  

While at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, the forward scored 19 goals in his ten-month stint on Foyleside.

“I'm glad to be here,” he said. “I'm really excited. I can't wait to get going. It's just a great club to come to and I can't wait to come get things started."

“I think it (the move) initially came about because I had a really good loan period back in Derry in the League of Ireland.

“I came back in December to Sheffield, trained a bit, got my fitness back and I obviously got a few games under my belt and I was just weighing up options between clubs.

“I then found out about Stevenage and knew the manager was interested in me. There was interest from a few other places, but it just felt right to come here and I'm glad to be here now.”

And Stevenage manager Graham Westley added; “David comes to us of the back of a very successful loan in a very tough league out in Ireland.

“He is exactly the type of striker that thrives at Stevenage - honest, hardworking, resilient, able to score and team first... I am thrilled to add his strengths to the mix.

“We have lacked goals and we are determined that our Transfer Window work will change that.”