Cove Rangers: Gerry McDonagh eager to make influence in new surroundings
McDonagh has had a considerably nomadic existence since leaving Nottingham Forest in 2018, having been on the books of Barnsley, Aldershot, Tamworth, Halifax City and Kettering, and now needs to attempt put down roots within the north-east.
The 24-year-old turned Jim McIntyre’s first addition at Cove when he penned a one-year deal on the membership on Thursday. He had been let go by English Nationwide League aspect Halifax earlier in June.
New Cove Rangers signing Gerry McDonagh needs to kick-start his profession in Aberdeen after turning into their first summer time signing.
Dublin-born McDonagh is seeking to make an impression with the newly-promoted Championship aspect and showcase his true talents.
“I’m delighted to be up right here,” he stated. “It’s a brand new problem for me and I’m trying ahead to it.
“I’ve by no means performed exterior of England – I believed I’d come up right here, out of the best way, and crack on to attempt make one thing occur for myself.
“I’ve by no means actually had a superb run of video games persistently and that’s what I’m going to attempt do that yr. I like challenges; you’ve all the time acquired problem your self in life and see what the end result is.
“The membership spoke to my agent and the ambition of the soccer membership to go ahead was fairly convincing. It’s a superb customary of coaching and I’ve loved it up to now.
“Hopefully I can deliver objectives and high quality to Cove.”
McDonagh got here by the ranks at Forest and had mortgage spells at Wrexham, Cambridge and Tranmere Rovers throughout his time on the Metropolis Floor.
He got here by the identical youth setup as Aston Villa full-back Matty Money and Scotland worldwide Oli Burke, who confirmed his move to German side Werder Bremen on the identical day as McDonagh acquired his future sorted.
McDonagh scored as soon as in 13 appearances for Halifax final season and added an additional two throughout a brief mortgage spell with Kettering.
He hopes to enhance present Cove strike pair Mitch Megginson and Rory McAllister, who had been deadly in getting the Aberdeen aspect up as champions final season.
Cove boss McIntyre was made conscious of McDonagh’s availability by Martin Woods, who he labored with at Ross County. Woods and McDonagh had been team-mates at Halifax final season.