Peter Cherrie returns to Dundalk

Thu, Feb 18 2021

Dundalk have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Peter Cherrie from Derry City.

The 37-year-old who was an ever present for the Candystripes last season will return to Dundalk for a second spell.

Cherrie previously spent five years at Oriel Park between 2009-2014 where he made over 200 appearances picking up SSE Airtricity League and EA Sports Cup winners’ medals.

The Scotsman has enjoyed spells either side of the border for Cliftonville, Bray Wanderers, and Cork City since leaving the Lilywhites in 2014.

Speaking to dundalkfc.com Cherrie was happy to be returning to a place he considers home.

“It’s absolutely brilliant to be back, If you had said this to me a month ago I’d have said there was no chance it could ever happen but when I got the call I was delighted.”

Cherrie has already taken part in some training sessions with the first team and has reunited with some old familiar faces.

“Stephen McDonnell is doing the youth side, Liam Burns is doing his community side and there’s lads like Andy Boyle, Pat Hoban and Chris Shields who I played with in 2014 so it’s great to be back with them.

Dundalk have already signed Albanian stopper Alessio Abibi but Cherrie is determined to embrace the competition and push his team mate all the way in a bid for the number one spot.

“It’s never been in my nature to come in and sit on the bench, if that day comes I may as well retire,” he added.

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