Damien Duff signs for Shamrock Rovers

Damien Duff wants to make his Shamrock Rovers debut on August 7 – against the club he rejected.The Republic of Ireland legend is targeting the Dublin derby with St Pat’s Athletic at Tallaght Stadium.And Mirror Sport can reveal how Duff set his heart on Rovers as far back as June 8 when, alone, he disguised himself among the Hoops singing section in the East Stand for the 4-1 Monday night win over Derry.

Duff is still coming back from the ankle ligament injury that prematurely ended his spell with Melbourne City in February.But he will train with his new team-mates this morning having signed an 18-month deal.Duff said: “I’m not just here to see out my time as a player – I intend to make a positive contribution to Shamrock Rovers and the league.

”Rovers received confirmation on Friday that Duff had finally chosen them over St Pat’s – but the deal was only signed, sealed and delivered on Monday evening.The Hoops will pay Duff’s salary, albeit with the assistance of sponsors Pepper Ireland and Hyundai Ireland.

Source: Damien Duff wants to make Rovers debut against St Pat’s in Tallaght – Irish Mirror Online