Derry City snap up former England under-21 international Adam Hammill on deal until the end of the season

Thu, Jul 23 2020

Credit: Derry City

Derry City have unveiled the acquisition of ex-Liverpool and England under-21 international Adam Hammill on a deal until the end of the current League of Ireland season. 

Hammill joins the club from Scunthorpe United and was also on loan with Stockport County this year. 

The 32-year-old came through Liverpool’s academy before successful spells at Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Wolves.

The Liverpool native played under current Derry City boss Declan Devine during a loan spell at Dunfermline in 2007 when Devine was assistant to Stephen Kenny.

Devine referenced their previous stint together when speaking about the signing today:

“I’ve known Adam for a long time and he’s a quality player who has had a wonderful career. 

“He’s been here a few days now and already helping to bring out the best in others around him.

“I’m delighted he’s at this club and I know that even though they can’t be in the stadium yet, our supporters will really enjoy watching him.”

Devine added that the peculiar situation lower league clubs in England are facing may have benefitted Derry: “To be fair he’s the type of player we wouldn’t have been able to bring to this league had it not been for the pandemic affecting the leagues in England.”

Derry host bottom side Sligo Rovers at The Brandywell in their first post lockdown league game next Friday.