Derry City sign Scottish midfielder Declan Glass from Dundee United

Manager Ruaidhrí Higgins feels Derry City supporters are in for a treat when they see new signing Declan Glass play.

By Kevin McLaughlin
Friday, 29th July 2022, 5:14 pm

The 20-year-old, who has signed a year long loan deal from Scottish Premiership side Dundee United, can play in a number of positions in the attacking third of the pitch.

"We're delighted to get Declan in, he's a talented player, who can play in a number of positions at the top end of the pitch," admitted the Derry City gaffer.

"Obviously Matty (Smith) has gone on-loan to Shelbourne, so it free us up to do a bit more business, so that's what we have done.

Declan Glass pictured at the Brandywell this morning before taking part in his first training session with his new team-mates. Picture by Kevin Morrison/Event Images & Video

"Declan is an incredibly talented young player and I know he's very highly thought of in Scotland and hopefully we'll give him a platform to now really kick-on.

"He's very, very versatile in the attacking areas of the pitch and he's not pigeonholed to one area and because he's such a clever footballer, he can adapt and I think the way we play will suit him and I think we'll also help Dundee United in a way where he'll go back their a better player.

"To be honest myself and Rennie (Alan Reynolds) have been talking about Declan now for months, he's a very, very talented individual and he's a lively character as well. Another Scottish accent, so him and Joe Thomson it will be a battle to see who can talk the most, I would imagine," he joked.

"He's excited about the move as well and he was actually very determined to make the move, which was nice and Dundee United were very fair on how they went about things. He'll go straight into the squad for tomorrow if he's cleared and I'm hoping he gives our supporters a wee side of what potentially to come."

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