Thursday 23 March 2017

Gillespie joins Longford Town

Longford Town last night completed one of the more bizarre transfers of recent years when they signed Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie.

The 36-year-old, who came through the Manchester United youth system alongside David Beckham, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes before moving to Newcastle United as a makeweight in the then record £7m transfer of Andy Cole, could make his debut against Athlone Town next week.

Gillespie, who has been without a club since leaving Darlington in December, was declared bankrupt by the Belfast High Court last year.

Irish Independent

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