Another ex-Ireland international has found a home in the LOI

Former Blackburn Rovers and Burnley winger Keith Treacy joins Roddy Collins Jr as Drogheda United’s latest recruits.

Treacy has six senior caps for Ireland.
Treacy has six senior caps for Ireland.
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DROGHEDA UNITED HAVE signed Keith Treacy and Roddy Collins Jr until the end of the season.

26-year-old winger Treacy, has six caps for Ireland, joins the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club having most recently played for Barnsley.

The League One side cancelled the Dubliner’s contract by mutual consent back in January and he has spent the past eight months out of football after getting married.

“Keith is a fantastic signing for the club,” said Drogs manager Johnny McDonnell. “I’ve been tracking him for a while as he took the best part of a year out of the game to get married.

“I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago and he said he wasn’t going back to England so I invited him to train with us.

He was brilliant to deal with in terms of our finances and we are delighted to have him on board. His quality has stood out already in training and I think it has given the rest of the squad a big lift.”

Meanwhile, full-back Collins, the son of Waterford United boss Roddy, arrives after a brief stint at Crystal Palace.

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“Roddy is only home back from England and he adds good depth to our squad,” added McDonnell. “He can play anywhere across the defence and in midfield so he will be an important option for us between now and the end of the season.”

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