Athletic swoop on striker

Reporter: Kevin Richardson
Date published: 30 July 2010

ATHLETIC manager Paul Dickov has boosted his frontline options with the capture of Irishman Dean Kelly on a six-month contract.

The 24-year-old striker impressed the Boundary Park chief during a trial and joins the npower League One outfit from the Irish amateur scene.

Kelly scored 30 goals for Crumlin United in the Leinster Senior League last season following a successful spell at Tolka Rovers.

After leaving Crumlin in the summer in the aim of breaking into the professional ranks, he has recently worked as a builder in Dublin and also had a trial at Shamrock Rovers.

He has represented the Republic of Ireland in the amateur European Championships.