Dean Shiels with new signing Joe McCready

Dean Shiels has moved quickly to secure the services of Joe McCready, ten years after he left Dungannon Swifts to join Coleraine FC.

“I’m thrilled to be signing again for Dungannon! It was a fast process – Dean (Shiels) only contacted me a couple of days ago but I’m happy it was sorted out without any hassle. I had a frustrating time at Ballymena with the lack of game time and that was my main priority – to get more game time and start enjoying my football again. Dean’s vision for Dungannon appealed to me and hopefully I can help in anyway I can to achieve that.

“Last season was unacceptable for a club like Dungannon who should be pushing for mid table finishes at least, and Dean won’t accept anything less than that. Dean has recruited well and looks to play football the right way and that, I think, is what sold it to me in the end. I just can’t wait to get started!”

Joe McCready

Previously of Coleraine, Institute and most recently Ballymena United, Joe is the seventh new signing for The Swifts as Dean Shiels looks to rebuild his squad.

McCready, 30, previously played for Dungannon Swifts when Head of Youth Development Dixie Robinson was at the helm.

Joe McCready previously in action for Dungannon Swifts

Manager, Dean Shiels, is excited to start working alongside Joe.

“Joe is a brilliant signing for us, he will give us that extra bit of quality up top that we were lacking last season. He is a player that I have admired for a long time, technically very good and he will suit the way we want to play. He has the hunger and the desire to play and score goals and I feel his ability is right up there with some of the top attackers in the league.”

Dean Shiels

Welcome back to Dungannon, Joe!

All at Dungannon Swifts wish you well in your return to Stangmore!