Drogheda United have completed the signings of Keith Treacy and Roddy Collins Jnr as they look to boost their chances of staying in the Premier Division.
The six-time capped Republic of Ireland international had been without a club since departing Barnsley by mutual consent in January of this year.
Treacy made his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2010 in a friendly against Argentina, in the first international match to be played at the Aviva Stadium.
The 26 year-old winger helped Burnley to promotion to the Premier League in the 2013/14 season. However, the former Blackburn Rovers, Preston, Burnley and Barnsley winger has now joined up with Johnny McDonnell’s side as the Boynesiders fight to stay in the top division of Irish football.
Speaking to www.droghedaunited.ie regarding the signing of Treacy, Drogheda manager Johnny McDonnell said he was brilliant to deal with in terms of the finances which the Boynesiders have available to them,
“Keith is a fantastic signing for the club, I’ve been tracking him for a while as he took the best part of a year out of the game to get married. I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago and he said he wasn’t going back to England so I invited him to train with us.”
“He was brilliant to deal with in terms of our finances and we are delighted to have him on board. His quality has stood out already in training and I think it has given the rest of the squad a big lift.”
The Louth club have also added versatile full back Roddy Collins Jnr to their ranks. The former Derry City and Athlone Town player, who is the son of Waterford United manager Roddy Collins has returned to Ireland following a period of time with both Luton Town and Crystal Palace.
Speaking to the club website, McDonnell said Collins will be an important option for his side for the remainder of the season,
“Roddy is only home back from England and he adds good depth to our squad. He can play anywhere across the defence and in midfield so he will be an important option for us between now and the end of the season.”
Gerard Grimes, Pundit Arena.