Derry City's Patrick McEleney and Michael Duffy excited with Brandywell return

Manager Ruaidhri Higgins believes Derry City have signed two of the best players in Ireland and feels that duo Patrick McEleney and Michael Duffy are just hitting their prime years of their career.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 6:24 pm

Earlier in the year the pair had already agreed pre-contracts to join Derry from Dundalk and the deals were rubber-stamped at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium this afternoon and Higgins feels there best years are still ahead of them.

"I'm delighted to get both Michael and Patrick on board. They know what it takes to win and they have been around the top end of the table for years, they have played in Europe and individually for me they are two of the best players in this country," insisted Higgins.

"They are both from here, which is huge help as well and I'm sure I speak in behalf of everyone connected with Derry City Football Club that it's fantastic for everybody to get them back here."

Derry City's Patrick McEleney delighted to be back at the Brandywell. Picture by Kevin Morrison/Event Images & Video
Derry City's Michael Duffy. Picture by Kevin Morrison/Event Images & Video