The club have today completed the signing of defender Daniel O’Reilly – a free agent – on a deal until January 2024.

With injuries and suspensions to key players in Rovers back line, the Rovers coaching team have moved swiftly to make sure cover is in place over the next months with the signing of the former Hamilton Accies defender.

Daniel (aged 28) has extensive experience of football in his native Ireland, having started out in youth football at Cherry Orchard in Dublin before joining the Fulham FC Academy.

Daniel in action v the Rovers in April

After 4 years with the Craven Cottage club, Daniel returned to Ireland and represented Bray Wanderers and Longford Town. A short spell in England at Eastbourne Borough in the National League South then followed before a return home to play again for Longford, Finn Harps, Shelbourne and Drogheda United.

Daniel made the move to Scotland on January 1st of last year, signing for Hamilton Academical after rejecting several offers from clubs in Ireland. He played over 60 times for the New Douglas Park side, scoring 6 goals.

Rovers manager Ian Murray commented on the signing: “I’m really happy Dan has agreed a deal with the club, he gives us more defensive options and he played well against us last season.

Dan trained with us last week and showed a real hunger to come here, which is what we look for when signing a player. We look forward to working with him.

Also thanks to the Raith Rovers Board of directors for allowing us to add to the squad”



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