Author: Ryan McGinnis

Trio Agree New City Deals

Edinburgh City Football Club are delighted to announce that Calum Antell, John Dunn and Calum Hall have agreed new deals to remain at the Club next season.

The trio join Josh Walker, Marc Laird, Craig Thomson, Gareth Rodger and the eight new signings announced to date in James McDonaugh re-shaped squad for next season.

Leaving the Club are defender Chris McKee and striker Ashley Grimes with both players having their contracts terminated by mutual consent. The Club would like to thank Chris and Ashley for their contribution to City and wish them both well in their future careers.

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Welcoming Danny Handling

Edinburgh City Football Club are delighted to announce our eighth summer signing as former Hibernian and Dumbarton attacking midfielder Danny Handling ahead of the upcoming 2018/2019 season.

City beat off stiff competition from a number of sides to land the 24-year-old, who made over 50 appearances for the Easter Road side; during which time he was capped three times by Scotland at Under-21 level.

City manager James McDonaugh said “Danny could prove to be an outstanding signing for the Club. He is a player I have watched develop and grow from a boy into full-time football to make his Premier League debut at 16.”

“He was part of a Hibs side which got to several cup finals but having had a couple of injuries he is now looking to start afresh. He will bring some real quality to our team and I expect Danny to become a fans favourite at City”.

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Welcoming Conrad Balatoni

Edinburgh City Football Club are delighted to announce that former Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock defender Conrad Balatoni has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Club, subject to International clearance. 

The 27 year-old made over 130 appearances for the Jags and became something of a cult hero during a five-year spell at Maryhill.  Balatoni subsequently moved onto Kilmarnock where he made 30 top-flight appearances and the powerful centre-back has also enjoyed spells with Ayr United, Falkirk and Torquay United.

Manager James McDonaugh said “We are delighted to attract a player of Conrad’s ability and experience which adds to what is fast becoming a good squad of players.  He is coming into the peak years of his career and to have him at City is a sign of the progress being made at the Club”.

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Graham Taylor Returns To City

Edinburgh City Football Club are delighted to announce that Graham Taylor has become the club’s sixth signing of the summer after signing a permanent deal to return to Ainslie Park ahead of the upcoming season. 

Taylor made a notable contribution during the second half of last season whilst on loan from Dundee United, scoring vital goals against Cowdenbeath and Stirling Albion during his short spell. City manager James McDonaugh moved swiftly to secure the speedy winger’s services following his contract expiry at the Tannadice outfit.

McDonaugh commented “Graham came on loan last season and made a positive impact with his energy and enthusiasm to work hard for the side. We are pleased here at City that he has decided we can help him progress in his career, whilst he helps us improve the team”.

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