McCann puts pen to paper on Harps deal

McCann puts pen to paper on Harps deal
Pat McCann has become the latest player to have signed on the dotted line for Finn Harps ahead of the new season.

Pat McCann has become the latest player to have signed on the dotted line for Finn Harps ahead of the new season.

McCann made his debut for Harps last August in a 1-0 defeat away to Athlone Town. Between then and the end of the season, he made a total of 12 appearances and scored two goals.

“I am absolutled delighted to have signed for the coming season and It was great to get such a warm welcome to the club,” said McCann. “The people in Donegal are great and the Harps fans are all passionate about their club and those things certainly played a part in my decision to re-join the club.”

McCann is looking forward to working with new manager Ollie Horgan, who takes his squad to Galway on Sunday for their first pre-season friendly - having used a 2-1 loss against Cockhill Celtic and a 2-1 win over Drumkeen United for trial purpose..

“The manager came across as a very driven and hardworking man who will stop at nothing to make sure we all reach our potential,” said McCann. “Its clear from talking to him that we are going to have a huge emphasis on the right preparation this season along with an incredible work ethic at all times on the pitch.

“There is established players here and new faces coming in so I know there is going to be intense completion for places in the first eleven. If I get selected I will give everything I have to help the team become as competitive as possible. I am really looking forward to the season ahead.”

McCann’s signing brings to 13 the number of players who are already confirmed signings ahead of the new season and he joins Kevin McHugh, Michael Funston, Ciaran Coll, James Doherty, Damien McNulty, Sean McCarron, Mark Forker, Tommy Bonner, Cathal McDaid, Packie Mailey, Josh Mailey and Keith Cowan who have already signed for the new campaign.

“Pat did very well last year and he has the motivation and drive to do even better in the season ahead,” said Harps boss Horgan. “The board, myself and James are all in agreement that we want players who are dedicated and professional, as well as having ability. Pat certainly fits that criteria.”