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20 Jun 2021
© Dungannon Swifts FC Swifts manager Dean Shiels welcomes Keith Cowan to the club
Keith Cowan is the latest new face to sign on the dotted line for Dean Shiels at Dungannon Swifts.
The 35-year-old makes the move to Stangmore Park following 18 months spent at The Oval with Glentoran from whom he joined after ten years in the League of Ireland with Finn Harps.
Speaking to the official club website the central defender said, "It feels great to have signed for the Swifts. I’m very excited. I’ve spoken to Dean (Shiels) quite a few times and I’m excited about what he’s trying to do here.
"I enjoyed my time at Glentoran but I got frustrated massively about lack of minutes and game time. I know they had a big squad and it was hard to break through, maybe not being full time was part of that. That’s all very much in the past now as I’m looking forward to getting started with Dungannon.
"Everything is about the collective really, understandably I want to get more game time and minutes and be in the managers thoughts for every game but it’s very much so about the collective.
"I want to try and push on up the table. I think last year was a bit false in terms of how Dungannon finished up the table. I think it’s trying to give something for the fans to smile about and make them proud of the club. Being a threat to a couple of big teams in the league I think is a fair enough aim for the season!"
And manager Shiels paid tribute to the attributes he feels Cowan will bring to his squad.
"Keith’s a leader, he’s going to bring leadership qualities that we have lacked. He’s a winner, he’s had a great career. He’s hungry to come here and do well. He will give us something that we lacked badly last year, he’s aggressive in both boxes, he wants to defend. I’m delighted to get him!"