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Ex-Sligo & Cork Striker Anthony Elding Signs For Derry City

Former Sligo Rovers and Cork City striker Anthony Elding has put pen to paper with Derry City. 

The 32-year-old has been playing with Ballinamallard United in the Danske Bank Premiership of late, having moved on from Cork City in May of last year.

He signs until July with the option of extending this contract beyond the summer.

Elding has vast experience, playing with a sizeable number of English clubs, something manager Peter Hutton told he hopes will improve his younger player’s performances.

“We were looking for a striker with a bit of experience. We have a lot of younger players that will learn off him, and as well as that it gives us something different up front to work with and a bit more of a physical presence which is great to have as an option.”

Elding described the decision to move to Derry as a ‘no brainer’, commenting after signing for the Candystripes.

“I’m over the moon to have signed. Things went pretty quickly, but once I’d known there was interest from Derry City it was a no brainer.

“I know the league well from being at Cork City and Sligo Rovers and it’ll be great to get back to full time football again. Every footballer aspires to be full time and I’m no different.

“I know there’ll be pressure, but it’s positive pressure and if we hit the ground running it’ll get us prepared to push on and push for Europe this season again.”

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

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