Derry City fans can get excited about next season's campaign as Ruaidhri Higgins has begun to assemble a top class squad.

What Derry City's 2022 matchday squad could look like as Ruaidhri Higgins captures Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy has become the latest top class League of Ireland talent to commit his future to Derry City Football Club as Ruaidhri Higgins' revolution gathers pace.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 6:20 pm

The former Celtic winger has signed a long term deal to return to his hometown club at the end of the season, following in the footsteps of his good friend and current Dundalk teammate Patrick McEleney.

It's a mouth-watering signing for Derry City fans as Higgins builds a formidable looking team capable of challenging for a first league title since 1997.

Since taking over the Brandywell reigns last April, Higgins has guided Derry from bottom of the table to fourth place, just three points behind the automatic European qualification spots.

He's brought in striker Jamie McGonigle from Crusaders, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe on loan from Dundalk, Bastien Hery on loan from Bohemians and former Portsmouth youngster Gerard Storey until the end of the 2022 season.

There's been mounting speculation that Dundalk's Will Patching and Bohs striker Georgie Kelly are also on Higgins' radar and could potentially be making a return to Brandywell next year. With that in mind, we've taken a look at what would be an exciting Derry City starting XI.

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