Derry City: Sharkey signs for Candystripes

Seamus Sharkey battles with Mervue United's Rory Gaffney. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Seamus Sharkey battles with Mervue United's Rory Gaffney. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

Defender Seamus Sharkey has signed a one year deal with Derry City.

The 24-year-old, who can play in a number of positions, is having his second spell at the Brandywell after previously playing with the Candystripes a few years ago.

Sharkey could be joined at the Brandywell with striker Connor Thompson, the young centre-forward is expected to play some part in tomorrow night’s friendly at Coleraine (KO 7.45pm).

Thompson, who came off the bench on Monday evening to score in City’s 2-0 win over Ballinamallard United, played in America with Candystripes winger Stephen Dooley, is spending this week on trial with Derry.

Meanwhile it’s thought that Peter Hutton’s side could be making a bid for Dungannon Swifts’ Jamie Glackin.

The 19-year-old is also tracking the attention of Irish League Premiership league Crusaders as well as cross channel sides Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday.