Along with securing the services of Marty Havern, Newry City have also added the experienced Paudie Smith to the squad. Commenting on the signing, Newry Manager Darren Mullen said “Paudie is a terrific signing for us and comes with plenty of premiership experience. Whilst most of our signings have been lads in their late teens and early twenties we are going to need experienced players to help them along. It will be a tough physical league and someone like Paudie will be of great benefit to us. Apart from a few lads on trial I expect that to be the end of our signings and I’m now looking forward to preseason.”
Paudie Smith ‘I just want to say I’m delighted to be joining Newry. I’m looking forward to the challenge and for us to be pushing for promotion. There are some really good players at the club and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be up there come the end of the season.’
Photograph Courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography.