Drogheda United are sitting in eighth place in the Premier Division, probably unlikely to go down but heading for a drearily unspectacular mid-table finish at best.
Their supporters received a pick-me-up tonight with the news that former Irish international Keith Treacy, who was part of the Burnley squad that climbed into the Premier League in the 2013-14 season, has signed for the club.
Keith Treacy would be 6th player to play in #LOI this season to have played in EPL after Thornton, McPhail, Miller, Fahey and Duff.
— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) August 24, 2015
The news was broken on Soccer Republic tonight by Darragh Maloney. At 26, Treacy is presumably not looking to wind down his career in a familiar location.
He earned six Irish caps in 2010 and 2011, featuring in a number of friendlies against the likes of Argentina and Croatia and starring in the 5-0 hammering of Norn Iron in the sadly unloved 2011 Celtic Nations Cup (only Ireland's second trophy in senior international football)...