Dundee boss Paul Hartley may have narrowly missed out on a late, late deal in the window last night, but he seems pretty happy with the capture of his 12th summer signing – Rhys Healey.
As was the case with last new boy Riccardo Calder, I’m sure Dark Blues fans will not know a huge amount about the 20-year-old Cardiff City loanee. Well, fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you – here’s your guide…
- Striker Healey’s one and only appearance for Cardiff City came in the English Premier League in 2014. He replaced Craig Bellamy in the 76th minute of the Bluebirds 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea.
- Last season the frontman made a total of 23 appearances while on a loan spell at League One Colchester. In that time he scored four goals, the last of which came last October against Swindon Town, who had current Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham between the sticks.
- Terry Butcher is a big fan. Recalled midway through his loan spell with the Us, Heaney was targeted by one time Inverness, Motherwell and Hibs boss Butcher, now of League Two Newport County. But when that deal fell through he was allowed to return to the Colchester Community Stadium.
- Before Cardiff came calling the youngster was scoring goals in the Welsh Premier League for Gap Connah’s Quay. Before the Englishman’s switch to the Welsh capital he netted 12 goals in 19 games for the Nomads.
- A player who plays primarily through the middle, the Manchester-born attacker is contracted at City until June 2017.