Shelbourne swoop for ex-Liverpool midfielder Gerardo Bruna from Derry

Wed, Feb 03 2021

First Division Shelbourne have unveiled the signing of former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Gerardo Bruna from Derry City.

Bruna joins the Reds after spending the previous two campaigns with the Candystripes – where he made 33 league appearances for the club.

The 29-year-old Argentinian has also previously played for Blackpool in the Championship, and also with Ottawa Fury across the Atlantic.

He follows Ally Gilchrist in joining Shels from Derry.

“Shelbourne is a massive club, and I am excited to have a big year ahead,” Bruna told Shels’ 1895 Podcast. 

“When I received the call, one of the first things I remembered was the Shels fans at the beginning of last year, and I thought, wow – they’ve got great fans.

“Ian Morris is a young fresh coach and modern with good ideas. He said he wanted to play attractive football and that was something that stuck with me.

“That’s the type of football that I like so hopefully I can help put that into the pitch,” he added. 

Shelbourne boss Ian Morris added: “It’s great to finally have Gerardo over the line. He has a fantastic pedigree that will add experience and quality to the squad. 

“The competition for places is really strong all across the board.” 

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