Former Saint Rhys McCabe joins Brechin City

Thu, Jan 30 2020

Rhys McCabe Credit: Darragh Connolly (ETPhotos)

Brechin City have announced the signing of former Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic player Rhys McCabe.

The Scottish League 2 side have snapped up the midfielder after his contract with the Saints expired in November.

The former Scotland Under 21 international has signed with the club until the end of the current season with Brechin struggling at the bottom of League 2 having been relegated last season.

"We're delighted to have someone of his calibre on board to try and help us in our fight to avoid relegation,” Brechin manager Mark Wilson told the club’s website.

“Rhys is someone with top experience in the game and has played at a number of high profile clubs including Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday and more recently at St Patrick's Athletic where he experienced European football.

“He fitted all of the criteria that we were looking for - an experienced player and a great leader and talker as well as being a good footballer. He will certainly bolster our squad and it's a real lift for the players and supporters in the last few days of the transfer window.

“It's been a tough window to get people in but it just shows that if you are patient and put the work in, you can get the top players and in Rhys McCabe I think we've got that.”

McCabe is a product of the Rangers youth system and made his senior debut for the club during the 2011/2012 Scottish Premier League season.

He then moved to English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday where he would spend three seasons.

The 27 year old moved back to Scotland and signed for Dunfermline Athletic for the 2015/2016 season, winning the League One title that year.

He departed the club in 2017 and signed for Sligo Rovers where he spent two seasons before joining the Saints for the 2019 season.

McCabe’s move is subject to international clearance and it remains to be seen if he will feature for his new club when they take on Elgin City this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).