Shels sign defender Ally Gilchrist

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Shelbourne has made it six signings this week with defender Ally Gilchrist’s signature for 2021 at Tolka Park. 

Gilchrist joins after two years at the Brandywell with Derry City and previous spells at St Johnstone and Shamrock Rovers. 

The Scot, who was born in Edinburgh, is a central defender who was a major part of Derry City’s squad in the past two seasons. 

The 25-year-old said he is joining the Reds as he saw “a club with massive ambition” when talking to manager Ian Morris.

“I definitely felt wanted by the manager when he was explaining the plan to me. Having Alan Reynolds in can also only be good too,” Gilchrist said.

“You have to be looking at the club when joining and the big thing for me is that Shels have a good plan set out,” he added. 

Ian Morris described his new defener as “a proper defender.”

He’s aggressive, can organise and moves the ball well. He is a real leader on and off the pitch,” he added.