Cameron Dummigan will play out 'his peak years' at Derry City says Ruaidhrí Higgins

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RUAIDHRÍ Higgins was delighted Cameron Dummigan agreed to play out 'his peak years' at Derry City Football Club after the versatile Lurgan man signed a new two-year contract extension with the Brandywell outfit.

The 28 year-old, who has occupied both midfield and defensive positions since joining the club from Dundalk in 2022, insists it was an easy decision to remain on Foyleside where he's hoping to add the league title to the FAI Cup victory in 2023.

Dummigan has recently returned to full fitness after experiencing horrendous luck with injuries which began during a pre-season training camp in Spain and restricted his appearances to just 23 games.

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This season he made just one appearance between February and May but has since featured in the last five matches.

City boss, Higgins described the affable ex-Crusaders man as one of 'the most complete footballers in the country' and he's delighted to get the deal done early.

“It's brilliant news,” said Higgins. “I think he's one of the most complete footballers in the country and he's shown how important he is to the team over his period of time since he came here.

"I think he's just a really good all-round footballer and he's in his peak years and he's extremely low maintenance but high productivity and that's what you want and we look forward to working with him.

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“He came back around mid-season last year and he's coming into it now so he's shown good form the last couple of weeks, with a couple of decent performances and we know when he's up and running that he's a huge player for us,” Higgins added.

Cameron Dummigan says it was an easy decision to commit his future to Derry City. Photograph by Kevin Moore.Cameron Dummigan says it was an easy decision to commit his future to Derry City. Photograph by Kevin Moore.
Cameron Dummigan says it was an easy decision to commit his future to Derry City. Photograph by Kevin Moore.

“Cameron is in the peak years of his career and we have all seen his importance to the team since his arrival. He is an outstanding footballer and I am sure everyone connected with the club will be delighted with this news.”

Dummigan didn't have to think too long about the deal on the table and he's hoping his injuries are behind him as he looks forward to more successful years at the Lone Moor Road club.

“It was an easy enough decision for me. I’m enjoying my time here and we have a really good group of people at the club” he said. Ruaidhri and Paul are looking to bring success and I want to be part of that.

“The injury came at a bad time, but hopefully it’s behind me now and I’m looking forward to a busy second half of the season.”

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