McCaffrey Agrees Terms on Dundalk Move
Dundalk agreed terms with 20-year old Belfast native Francis McCaffrey on Tuesday afternoon. McCaffrey began his career at Linfield before moving to Hull City in 2009. With his contract expiring at Hull City last week, the U20 and U19 Northern Ireland international agreed a deal to bring him to Oriel Park at least until the end of the current campaign.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com following his signing, McCaffrey explained how the deal came about. “I was released from Hull City last week and I was invited down to train with the team by Stephen. I enjoyed the sessions and played in the Glentoran match and very much enjoyed the set up. There is a really good bunch of lads here. Stephen is a good man and a very good manager and I was happy when he offered to sign me”
Having been released by Hull, the move to Dundalk presents an opportunity for McCaffrey to begin a new chapter in his career.
“I’ve played for Northern Ireland U19s and U20s and have been at Hull for the 3 and half years. It’s very positive for me that I have been able to sign for Dundalk in such a short space of time after leaving Hull City. I am looking forward to getting to play football and enjoying the game again.”
As regards setting targets, McCaffrey hopes to just make a positive impact with Dundalk for the remainder of the season: “I just want to play as much as I can and help the team for the rest of the season. I like to play in-behind the striker as a Number 10 and I can play on either wing also. I can’t wait for my first game and hopefully we can push on for the rest of the season”.