Newry City AFC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Karl McVerry, Manager Darren Mullen commented ‘We have a very strong squad at the minute and it’s a case of adding quality and not quantity to it. Karl falls under that category and is a player I tried to sign on several occasions. His pace and strength will cause problems for teams and he will add to what is already a potent strike force. He has already shown in training what he is capable off and I’m looking forward to seeing him in a competitive game.’
McVerry commented “It is a real privilege to sign for a club like Newry City. The club is steeped in so much history and tradition that it is an honour to pull on the jersey. I am grateful to the management for their belief that I can improve a squad that is already full of quality and experience. I hope that in the near future we can win trophies and put this club back where it is supposed to be.”
Newry are also delighted to welcome Robbie Casey on board as club scout.
Mullen commented ‘I’m delighted that Robbie has agreed to take up the role of club scout. He was a legend as a player during his time here and it’s vital that we have people of his calibre involved at the club. We are always on the lookout for quality players and Robbie will be able to make sure we don’t miss out on the best local talent.’
Robbie Casey “Firstly I am delighted to be involved with the club in some capacity again. My new role is to identify the best local talent about and recommend them to Darren. I will not only be checking local games but will also be looking at games throughout Mid Ulster. I spoke with Darren and there are certain areas of the pitch he is looking to strengthen. I have identified a few players that I will need to look at and speak to about joining Newry.
There are always hidden gems playing locally that may have been overlooked previously so I see that as my responsibility to check these players out.
I am excited about the role and hopefully will find some players that will help Newry get back to where they belong.”
Photographs Courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography.