s ” I’m delighted with the way the lads have kept their fitness up during the off season, with most of them coming back in really good shape. Enda and Danny joined up with the squad and they have been welcomed into the Derry City family with open arms. All the players are getting on really well at the minute and that’s always good news with a tough schedule ahead of them. Of course we have been joined by a number of trialists who I asked to join us this week to see if they can become part of the squad and so far they have impressed both myself and Peter.
In particular Leon McSweeney and Mark Stewart have both impressed me, and Marvin Torvic has also upped his intensity since arriving at the start of the week. We hope to be joined on Monday by former Sligo Rovers and Institute left back Iarfhlaith Davoren and then Tim Clancy will join up with the team on the 27th of January”.
Columba Mailey from the Vale Centre also spoke to Cityweb about the link up with the club, “Having a professional team training here at the centre has been great for us over the last two weeks.
It really has started a bit of a buzz around the centre and within the local Greysteel community. The surrounding area would predominately be a GAA heavy community so to have a side like Derry City come here for their pre-season camp has been great. We have noticed a lot of the local school children have been coming down just to watch the lads train and that’s great, not just for Derry City but for all of us here who are involved with the Vale Centre.”
Derry City Squad 2014
Roddy Collins Jnr
Defenders — Dean Jarvis, Marvin Torvic, Caoimhin Bonner,
Midfielders — Leon McSweeney, Tony McNamee,
Forwards — Mark Stewart, Aaron Patterson