Premier Division newcomers Longford Town have announced the signing of Cobh Ramblers winger Martin Deady.
The Ramblers captain scored five goals for the Cork side in the 2014 season as they disappointingly finished bottom of the First Division.
Deady played schoolboys football with Cobh before making the step up to the League of Ireland in 2007. He was one of the youngest members of their First Division winning side that year and remained at the club until they were forced out of the league in 2008.
Two seasons were spent at Limerick FC before he returned to his hometown club to feature for their A Championship side. Another period in Limerick followed, with Pike Rovers, until he moved to the Rams at the start of the 2013 season.
Deady scored eight goals that season as Cobh made their return to League of Ireland football. He was one of the few senior players to sign back with the club this season as a very youthful Cobh side finished eighth in the First Division.
Despite their low league position, Deady impressed for the Rams throughout the season and a move away from St Colman’s Park looked likely.
Speaking on the move, the 25-year-old had this to say,
“It’s a massive opportunity for me. I’m going to work hard on preparing myself for the step up to Premier football and I can’t wait to improve as a player. I have had numerous conversations with Tony Cousins, the Longford manager, and he has great confidence in my ability. Longford is an exciting club to be at at the moment and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
Thomas Stafford, Pundit Arena