Annagh add Coney and Anderson to senior squad

Kyle Coney. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Kyle Coney. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Annagh United have moved to strengthen the squad by signing David Anderson and Kyle Coney.

Both players have agreed terms and the deals will become official once the transfer window opens today (Friday) and the paper work is processed.

Anderson proved impressive for Warrenpoint during the pre-season campaign but has found first-team minutes limited across the Danske Bank Premiership campaign.

Coney was the winner of Ulster and All-Ireland gaelic football honours with Tyrone minors, plus spent time at Australian Rules club Sydney Swans.

Both will help strengthen the Annagh panel entering the second half of the club’s debut season in NIFL Championship One.

“David has pace and skill, he can operate anywhere along the right or even in behind the striker,” said Smith. “Kyle is big and strong so will add to our attacking options.

“It is great to get some business done early in January and something may well fall for us later in the window.”

Annagh will be aiming to get the season back on track following a blank festive programme by meeting Dergview tomorrow (Saturday).

Smith’s players last lined out for a senior match on December 5 in the Irish Cup.

This weekend the hope is to visit Dergview in the Intermediate Cup. However, with the Dergview venue under risk of postponement then discussions could take place to switch the tie to Tandragee Road.

“We have the Irish Cup next weekend and, if called off, the Dergview game would move to the following Saturday,” said Smith. “A midweek match is not really an option given the travel time to Dergview for players after work.

“We could go from the middle of November until the end of January without a league match if the weather continues to cause problems.

“It has been difficult but one hope is that Steven Park can use the time to help recover from his hand injury.”