Derry City have announced the return of Barry McNamee to the club, with the midfielder signing a one-year deal at Brandywell.

The 26-year-old Ramelton man joins after a year with Cork City, returning for a second spell with the Candystripes where he has made over 150 appearances.

McNamee returns as very much the elder statesman of a City midfield which will feature both Greg Sloggett and Ciaron Harkin and his experience will be vital as City look to improve on 2017’s disappointing league campaign.

One of the men that McNamee will be battling with for a starting spot will be younger brother Shane. Shane was on the scoresheet against Cockhill Celtic in City’s opening friendly on Friday night, and was a regular on the bench last season.

McNamee is Declan Devine's 10th signing, taking the number of players in the City squad up to 16.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email [email protected] or [email protected] at any time.