‘Boro boss Spencer Day has added strength in depth to his squad with the signings of midfielder Scott Donnelly on a short term deal, following his release today from Aldershot Town and the return on a long term loan to the end of the season of defender Dean Inman.
Donnelly made his league debut for QPR in 2004 aged just 16, but injuries curtailed his selection making a further 12 appearances before being released in 2007.
Following a short spell at Wealdstone he signed for Aldershot Town scoring 15 goals in 71 appearances.
After spells on loan with Wycombe Wanderers he signed a three year deal with then Championship side Swansea in June 2010, making a solitary appearance, before returning to Wycombe on loan.
In September 2012 he re-joined Aldershot Town on a short term deal, before being released earlier today.
Donnelly commented “I am grateful for the opportunity to play some competitive football, I do have some interest from league clubs in signing me, but if nothing comes of this I would not rule out a longer term option with Farnborough.”
Dean Inman needs no introduction, returning following a succesful short term loan spell between September and December last year, making 13 apperances, scoring one goal.
Inman is delighted to be back commenting “I really enjoyed my spell earlier in the season at ‘Boro, we have a great team spirit and the supporters have made me realy welcome and it is good to know that I will be with the club until the end of the season.”
Donnelly’s registration has been approved by the Football Conference, whilst the club are awaiting the approval of the Football Conference and the Football Association on the Inman deal, but are confident this will be approved for him to be eligible for selection tomorrow.
After what as been a busy day for Day and his Chief Executive Steve Duly, the ‘Boro boss commented “It has been a good day for business today, the signing of Scott Donnelly is very exciting news for the club, we are aware that it is initially a short term arrangement, but to have a Championship calibre player coming into the squad at this stage of the season, and with the tough run of fixtures we have done something that I am sure all managers in this division would be delighted to achieve.”
Speaking regards Dean Inman he added “I think everyone knows my thoughts on Dean, he is a talented player who was high on my wish list during pre-season, it is great news that we have him for the remainder of the campaign, and talks are very much still ongoing with regards to trying to make Dean a permanent member of the squad going forward. Even with the new signings we are working within tight budgets, Medi (Abalimba) made way earlier in the week to assist in facilitating these deals being agreed, and we continue to ensure that we do not overstretch ourselves financially.”
Dover Athletic are the visitors tomorrow to Cherrywood Road, kick off in the Blue Square South fixture is at 3pm.