McPhail Joins Kidderminster
Kidderminster have today officially announced the signing of journeyman centre-midfielder Stephen McPhail on an initial one year deal, with the option to extend for a further year if necessary.
McPhail joins from Shamrock Rovers who decided that they would not stand in the way of McPhail, and have been supportive of a move back to England for the midfielder. McPhail who many people will know for his time at Leeds United and Cardiff joins on a free transfer, after his contract at the club was coming to an end.
The Republic of Ireland international has had a relatively long career, playing a huge total of 417 games not surprisingly at top quality clubs, such as Leeds United in the Premiership and also Cardiff in the Championship being two of his most highest profile clubs.
McPhail has recently expressed his delight about joining the Harrier's and has had this to say:
"It's great to be playing back in England, especially for a club like Kidderminster. They're going places, they've had brilliant success under Andy Thorn and I can't wait to work under him myself. He knows what he's doing here and he sold me on the vision, I hope to be a success here in the future despite my advancing age!"
Manager Thorn has also made a few comments about his new signing:
"Stephen's a fantastic professional, I've been in talks with him for a while. I knew he wanted to come back and finish his career in England, so I offered him a way in. He can be crucial for any success we have next season, he can pass, tackle, shoot and really hit a set-piece. He's a magnificent capture for the club and I look forward to working with him."
McPhail will wear the #37 shirt next season for the Harrier's in the football league, buy your McPhail shirt now from the official website.
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