Glenn On New Signing

Glenn Roeder says the signing of centre half Clive Delaney from University College Dublin is a "gamble worth taking."

No fee was involved in the transfer from the Ircom Premier Division side, and Glenn explains:

"Clive came and spent a week's training with us two weeks ago but couldn't get a reserve game because of the new rules and regulations.

"He impressed us in training, he is 6'5" - and there aren't too many of them about - and he is a hugely intelligent lad with a degree in commerce, and an accounting degree.

"He has given up a career in Dublin, turned down an offer of a three year contract with Bohemians, the champions of the League of Ireland, and he has come to take a chance with us.

"It is all a question of how he does in the next half a dozen reserve games as to whether we can offer him longer terms.

"Our intentions are that we want to do that, otherwise we wouldn't have offered him a contract in the first place.

"He has impressed in training and not looked out of place, but it is all about what he does in the games.

"It was a gamble worth taking and I am looking forward to working with him.

"He is hugely intelligent, and, because of that, I am looking for him to improve quickly to get to the level we want.

"I enjoy working with good human beings and Clive certainly falls into that category."