Deserved step up for Glebe's McCann

Deserved step up for Glebe's McCann

Austin McCann Picture credit: Larry McQuillan / Drogheda United

25 January 2014

Robbie Horgan has added another player to his squad for the coming season in the form of 29 year old Drogheda native Austin McCann.

McCann lined out last Tuesday night against the Drogs for Glebe North, where he has spent the past four years of his footballing career. The Louth centre-back/midfielder had been training with Drogheda for the past two weeks and had impressed Robbie Horgan with his superb fitness levels and natural ability.

“Austin is very, very fit and committed and he deserves this opportunity based on what I’ve seen of him over the past 2 weeks. He is a fantastic advertisement for the development and coaching at Glebe North and I think he will prove to be a real find for us this season,” said Robbie Horgan.

McCann previously played for Albion Rovers, Monaghan United, Armagh City and Newry City as well as English side Beaconsfield while studying in London.

Speaking after putting pen to paper McCann said “I couldn’t be happier to be joining my hometown club and I am very grateful to Robbie Horgan for giving me this opportunity. I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m absolutely committed to giving the club 100% and rewarding Robbie’s faith in me. I want to express my thanks to Glebe North, in particular Liam Kelly and Barry Ferguson, two wonderful coaches, for developing and improving me as a player. I would also like to thank the other coaching staff, players and committee for the valuable experience I gained at the club. It is due to all of them and the excellent facilities at Glebe that I am in the position to step up to Premier Division football.”

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