Former Crystal Palace midfielder Danns makes switch to Deeside
CONNAH’S QUAY NOMADS have signed the experienced Guyana International midfielder Neil Danns.
Danns is a 38 year-old midfielder, who started his career with Blackburn Rovers, before going on to play over 400 Football League appearances, playing the majority of his career in the English Championship, including over 100 appearances for Crystal Palace between 2008-2011, 106 at Bolton Wanderers and 30 at Leicester City, where he was one of Sven Goran-Erikkson’s first signings when the Swede arrived at The Foxes.
Danns made his Guyanan international debut in March 2015, where he setup both goals in a 2-0 victory over Grenada.
Danns was part of Guyana’s 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad and scored all three of his countries goals in the competition.
Danns came to the attention of Andy Morrison when he recently played in a behind closed doors game for Chorley against The Nomads – Chorley ultimately had their season curtailed prematurely and as such Danns became available.
Morrison had the following to say on Danns’ arrival at Deeside; ”It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality and Neil brings great quality and great experience and when those games get a bit tasty later on and it’s a big high pressure game, and there are huge pressure games for different reasons in this league, when they come along you want experience, you want legs, you want people that have been at and played at a level where that game won’t phase them and Neil’s come in and signed until the end of the season and I’m absolutely delighted.”
Danns will wear the number 11 shirt and will be available pending international clearance.
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