Drogheda confirm landmark signing of Bray stalwart Hugh Douglas

Thu, Nov 28 2019

Hugh Douglas Credit: Paul Dolan (ETPhotos)

Drogheda United have confirmed the arrival of former Bray Wanderers defender Hugh Douglas ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Douglas spent the previous five years at the Seagulls, before he was deemed surplus to requirements at the end of the 2019 season.

In the 2019 First Division campaign – the 26-year-old made 18 appearances for the Co. Wicklow side.

He also scored four league goals. Two of which were against Longford Town in a dramatic 3-2 win over the Midlander’s in June.

“I can only say thanks to Tim and the board for giving me the chance to sign for Drogheda” Douglas explained to the Boynesiders media team.

“To get going is the biggest thing now, to help this team progress and push on from the achievements last year.

“I played with Tim, Chris Lyons and Wixy (at Bray). From talking to Tim and speaking to current players in the team, they could only speak so highly of the current setup and the management team.

“The achievements of that team last year, going so close to promotion shows you there’s a great core group of players there. The team, the club, it looks like, from off and on the field, they are really striving in the right direction.

The 26-year-old added; “I can only speak highly of the team from what I’ve seen last year playing against them and I went to watch a few of the games in the play-offs.

“So, I can only speak highly from what I’ve seen on the pitch and off the pitch as a spectator.

“You can see how close the club went last year to getting promoted. Being a goal away from pushing Finn Harps to penalties and more or less a goal away from getting into the Premier shows the club isn’t that far off.

“The additions that Tim has made so far, retaining players and bringing players into the club, shows the ambition is there to really strive on and maybe go that one step closer next year.”