A familiar face returned to Newry City on Tuesday when Darren King put pen to paper joining Darren Mullens squad as they prepare for life in The Championship next season. Undoubtedly a class act Engine also brings years of recent experience at a higher level of football to The Showgrounds and will be a massive addition to the club, a fact which was not lost on the manager “Although we have a big squad and there is competition for places throughout, it’s very hard to pass up the opportunity of signing someone of Engine’s calibre. As a former captain he returns to the club with a wealth of experience and is a welcome addition to what we hope will be a competitive squad in next season’s Championship. A player with the commitment and enthusiasm which will rub off on others and the fact he can play in a variety of roles will be of great benefit. His eagerness to sign for Newry was evident and I’ve no doubt the players and fans will be glad to see him back at the club.
Darren King commented “I’m delighted to be back at Newry and hopefully my Premiership and Championship experience can add to what is already a very strong and competitive squad. I’m really looking forward to getting back on the pitch at The Showground’s and playing with some the best players in the local area, a lot of whom I know extremely well both on and off the pitch.”
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