James Knowles impressed by stylish Dungannon Swifts

Dungannon Swifts new boy James Knowles is hoping Dean Shiels' style of play will get the best out of him.

Speaking after signing on at Stangmore Park the former Cliftonville and Ballymena United midfielder says he was impressed by the way Shiels was going about things at the Swifts and was only too happy to sign on.

“I’m over the moon to sign for the Club," he told the club website.

"I spoke to Dean at the start of the week and was happy with everything he had to say. He obviously seen me play last year.

Dean Shiels and new signing, James Knowles.

"I loved the way Dean was trying to implement the way the team was trying to play.

"I seen it from a far and thought it could suit my style of play, so after speaking to the manager I felt I didn’t need to look any further.

"I’m looking forward to getting going and hopefully show what I can do.”

Shiels is delighted to have recruited the experience player, who has also played for Linfield and Glentoran in the Irish League.

“James is a player I’ve always liked.

"I’ve watched James career for a long time and I know the ability he has.

"He’s courageous on the ball, wants the ball in tight areas, he’s got a great range of passing and he’s a typical midfielder that will suit our style of play.

"I’m excited to watch him next season and I’m really delighted to get him on board.”



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