City have signed Brighton defender Josh Kerr on a 6-month loan deal.
The Scottish 20-year-old had joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Celtic on a two-year contract during the summer of 2017.
Kerr left Glasgow after spending five years with the Hoops where he won the SFA Youth Cup, beating Rangers 3-0 in the final, and also played in the UEFA Youth League, where he came up against Barcelona and Manchester City.
He has since made numerous appearances in helping the Seagulls win promotion to the top flight of under-23 football and he also scored the winner for the U23s in the Sussex Cup final.
City manager Declan Devine and our Academy Director Paddy McCourt had recently watched Josh in a game versus Hastings and were impressed with what they saw.
“Josh has been on the radar for a while. [He] ticks all the boxes for us in terms of age profile, background, ability and presence.”
“Everybody’s coming here for the right reasons, everyone’s coming here with a point to prove and are determined to play.”
Josh had also done his own research on the club before signing, having spoke to Brighton teammate and Derry native Shane Duffy and also fellow Scot, Ally Roy who wore the Candystripes last season.
“I thinks it’s vital for a young centre-back, you’ve to get your games and you can only get better with experience.”
Season tickets will be on sale at the following times from the Brandywell:
- Wednesday 6-9pm
- Thursday 10am-2pm
- Friday 10am-2pm
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