Derry City have added some proven firepower to their side ahead of the new season.
They’ve signed David Parkhouse on a three-year contract.
The 21-year old scored 19 times in all competitions while on loan at Derry from Sheffield United in 2019.
City manager Declan Devine told the club website, “I’m delighted to be bringing David Parkhouse back to this club and I’m especially pleased that the player is happy to commit himself to Derry City for at least the next three years.”
“We’ve made no secret of the fact that we want the players who come here to know the club, know the league and be a good fit for Derry City and David brings that in spades.”
“Everybody at this football club knows what ‘Parky’ brings to the team. He has a real energy and tenacity in his approach to the game. He is well got by the players already here and it will be the same with new players coming in.”
“It was clear in our discussions with him that he wants to strive to get better and that is something we intend to do as a whole club.”
“This is where David wants to play his football. He loves the club and we love having him here.”
Parkhouse himself was delighted to be returning to the Brandywell and said he couldn’t wait to get started again.
“I couldn’t be happier to have finally got it all sorted” he began.
“I had a number of offers and things to consider but this is my hometown club. I love the place to bits and was actually devastated to have to leave in 2019.”
“I trust in what Declan and Paddy are looking to do here 100% and I want to be part of that. It’s why I’ve signed for at least 3 years.”
“The club is ambitious and wants to move forward and I’m the same. I can’t wait to get out there and get started.”