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Dylan Connolly signs on Deadline Day!

31 January 2022

Morecambe Football Club can confirm the signing of winger Dylan Connolly who signs on a year-and-a-half deal from Northampton Town.

Connolly has made 23 appearances for the Cobblers this campaign and becomes Robinson’s fifth signing of the January transfer window. 

The Irishman began his career with Bohemians before moving onto play for Shelbourne, Bray Wanderers and Dundalk. 

From there, Connolly gained Sky Bet League One experience with AFC Wimbledon and spent some time at Bradford City and Scottish Premiership side St Mirren, before moving to Northamptonshire in the summer. 

After signing for the Club, Connolly said: “I am buzzing to be here, I can not wait to get going now, I know Martin Foyle from my time at Northampton, he knows me as a player and a person as well. 

“My agent phoned me towards the end of last week and said that there was a bit of interest and it has just snowballed from there really, and we have managed to get everything done pretty quickly if I am honest. 

“I am excited about the move, the gaffer thinks I can play a big part in the way he wants the team to play, a style which will complement by game too.

“I know a few of the players from my time in football, I have lived with Shane [McLoughlin] in the past, I know Anthony [O’Connor] and Ryan [Delaney] as well. 

“League One is a good standard and I am looking forward to testing myself at this level again, I will work really hard to earn myself a place in the team and I cannot wait to get started.”

Manager Stephen Robinson added: “Dylan is another player that I tried to sign in the summer, but unfortunately for us he decided to sign for Northampton, but I have always been a big admirer. 

“He adds something different to what we have here already, he has electric pace, a dynamic wide player who gets balls into the box and he is a good character to have around the dressing room. 

“I know him well from my time in Scotland when he was playing at St Mirren, I know Martin [Foyle] has a good relationship with him from their time at Northampton, so I am pleased to get everything done and dusted.” 

Connolly will wear the number 11 shirt. 

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