Derry City sign David Parkhouse on three-year deal from Sheffield United

Thu, Jan 14 2021
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Declan Devine’s Derry City have confirmed the signing of forward David Parkhouse on a three-year deal ahead of the 2021 season.

Parkhouse returns to the Candystripes – this time on a permanent basis – after impressing during his first stint at the club in 2019.

During his first stint at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, the forward netted 19 goals in 39 games for the club.

He was then awarded a two-year contract extension at Sheffield United before heading out on loan to Stevenage and Hartlepool.

“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,” Derry boss Devine said.

“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.”

And Parkhouse himself added: “I couldn’t be happier to have finally got it all sorted.

“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.

He finished: “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.”

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