Cameron McJannet signs new long term deal with Derry City

Derry City defender Cameron McJannet's has signed a two-year extension to his current contract at the Brandywell club to complete a memorable week for the ex-Stoke City man.

By Simon Collins
Wednesday, 13th April 2022, 3:17 pm
Cameron McJannet celebrates his goal in the North West Derby with Finn Harps at the weekend. Photograph by Kevin Moore.
Cameron McJannet celebrates his goal in the North West Derby with Finn Harps at the weekend. Photograph by Kevin Moore.

The 23 year-old centre-half, who scored his first goal of the season in last Saturday's North West derby, was rewarded with a new long term deal following a string of impressive performances at the heart of the City defence.

Derry boss Ruaidhri Higgins quickly moved to tie down the Englishman on a deal which will see him on Foyleside until at least 2024 as he looks to protect the club's long term future after an incredible start to the 2022 campaign where they've climbed to the summit of the league table.

McJannet, who has made over 50 appearances for the Candy Stripes since arriving in August 2020, scoring six goals, has been instrumental to that nine match unbeaten start, playing in every fixture so far alongside his central defensive partner, skipper Eoin Toal.

Sign up to our daily Derry Journal Today newsletter

His latest goal arrived in the first half of last Saturday's North West derby victory over Finn Harps in Ballybofey with a towering header which broke the deadlock in the 2-1 win. The previous week in Dublin McJannet set up his defensive partner Ronan Boyce with an excellent cross in the 2-1 win over Bohemians at Dalymount as he continues to prove his valuable asset in both defence and attack for Higgins' troops.

The defender has settled into Derry well and insists it was an easy decision to commit his future to the club.

"I honestly didn’t have to think twice about it” he said. “There’s a great feel around the club and you know that everyone is pulling in the same direction.

Ruaidhri and the management team have a clear plan and everyone is buying into it.

“As a reasonably young footballer I know you can’t take anything for granted, but my future is sorted and it’s good to have that security.”

“We have a lot of quality players here and I really like the city itself. Everyone is so friendly and I just want to crack on now and try to help bring success to Derry City.”

Derry will look to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they entertain Shelbourne at Brandywell on Good Friday.

Read More

Read More
Cameron McJannet hopes Derry City momentum will give them mental edge