ARGYLE have signed attacking midfielder Graham Carey on a free transfer, reuniting with former boss Derek Adams.
The left-sided player, 26, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Pilgrims, after opting to see out the end of his contract with Ross County. Carey joins Gary Sawyer, Jake Jervis and Gregg Wylde as Argyle manager Adams’ on-field signings - so far - for the 2015-16 season.
Born in Blanchardstown, Ireland, Graham was recruited by Celtic from Shelbourne’s youth system in 2005 as a 16-year old. Learning his trade under the likes of Willie McStay and Neil Lennon, he was loaned out to Bohemians in 2009 and immediately made an impact at the League of Ireland champions, helping towards them retaining the title and representing his country at Under-21 level.
Known for his attack-minded mentality and excellent quality with dead-ball situations, Graham then joined Scottish Premier League side St Mirren on loan for the end of the 2009-10 season, scoring from a free-kick on his debut. He left a lasting impression at the Buddies during his 17 appearances – so much so that, after a short loan at Huddersfield Town, he signed for the Buddies on a permanent basis in July of 2011.
The Irishman picked up where he left off at the Paisley club, and had a season to remember during 2012-13, winning the Scottish League Cup as well as the Clydesdale Bank Goal of the Season award for a 35-yard wonder-goal against Hearts.
After leaving St Mirren and a trial at Dundee United, Graham was signed by Ross County boss Adams for the start of the 2013-14 season, going on to play 36 times and earning a new one-year deal with the Staggies. Twenty-two more games followed last season but, after leaving the Dingwall club, the exciting playmaker has opted to make Home Park his first permanent home south of the border.
Welcome to Home Park, Graham.