Sunday 24 February 2019

Gleeson's excited by Dons move

Stephen Gleeson
Stephen Gleeson

New Aberdeen man Stephen Gleeson has credited Derek McInnes for persuading him to make the move to Pittodrie.

The Ireland international signed a two-year deal with the Dons after a short spell at Ipswich.

The midfielder made over 100 appearances for Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship before moving to Ipswich, but has been snapped up by McInnes to boost his midfield options which also includes another Dubliner, Chris Forrester, signed recently from Peterborough.

Dubliner Gleeson has progressed through the league in England and has four international caps to his name, admits the lure of the Europa League was too much to turn down.

"It's a new challenge and it's exciting," he said. "When I finally retire and speak to my kids, if I could tell them that I have played in Europe, it would be magnificent."

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