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22 January 2016

Club News


22 January 2016

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Town complete loan signing of defender

Defender Alan Sheehan has become the first player to arrive at Kenilworth Road under new manager Nathan Jones after signing on-loan from Bradford City for the rest of the season.

The 29-year-old, who can play at centre-half or left-back, has found opportunities limited at Valley Parade since joining the Bantams in 2014, but joins the Town after a successful five-month loan spell at Notts County this season.

Sheehan clocked up his 300th senior career appearance in December while back at Meadow Lane. It was his second spell with the Magpies having previously made 127 appearances for Notts in three years between 2011 and 2014.

A Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Sheehan began his career at Leicester City – where he won academy player of the year – and then moved to Leeds and Swindon before his first spell at Notts County.

A free-kick specialist and capable of spectacular goals from distance, Sheehan has netted 20 goals in his career so far – including two this season for Notts County, against Portsmouth and Barnet.

On his first signing, Jones told “He’s a player I’ve known for a long time and a player who I earmarked to join us.

“Alan will bring quality, balance and experience to our squad and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

Alan goes straight into the Town squad to face Mansfield on Saturday and has been allocated squad number 44.

Full interview with Alan shortly on Hatters Player

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