Midfielder Archie Meekison joins on multi-year deal

Archie Meekison

Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm the signing of Scottish midfielder Archie Meekison from Dundee United on a multi-year deal.

The 22-year-old is the third arrival of the July transfer window following the return of Ross Tierney and today’s signing of centre-back Leigh Kavanagh.

Subject to International Transfer Certificate (ITC), Meekison will be eligible for Thursday’s SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division game away to Galway United.

Welcoming Meekison to Dalymount Park, manager Alan Reynolds said: “Archie is a player I have been looking at for a while now. He is a really good footballer.

“I feel he is really going to complement the midfielders we have here at the club already as we look to push forward.

“He is technically really good, and needs to be playing now regularly so he can fulfil his potential, which I believe he will do here.”

Meekison said: “I had very good conversations with the manager, and I’ve heard very good things about the League of Ireland.

“I’ve read a lot about the club – I realise how big a club this is and I know its history, so I am really excited to sign here.

“The manager believes he has a strong base to the squad here that he wants to build on. He wants to improve and push on, and I’m here to do that.

“The manager is really ambitious, which is one of the big things that I picked up on. He speaks positively and well about his ambitions for the club, and he was really keen to get me on board.

“He is looking to finish this season as strongly as possible and to get Bohemians back to where he wants the club to be.

“My goal is to help the team as much as I can to get us back to that place, and the potential of qualifying for and playing in Europe is a big attraction for me.”

Meekison’s move brings to an end a 15-year association with Dundee United, but he feels it is the right time to start afresh.

He said: “I was with Dundee United since I was seven, so they are pretty much all I have ever known in football! I felt I was ready to make a change.

“This is a big season for me and my career and I am excited to be here in Dublin and to make a fresh start.

“I am hoping to excite, that is my game. I like to be on the half-turn, playing forward, and being good on the ball. I want to express myself, play with a bit more arrogance and be a player who people speak about after the game.

“I want to entertain more than anything else, and help the team with goals and assists. I am at the stage in my career where I want to be playing games at a good level, and I know a lot of players who’ve come over here and done very well.

“I’m buzzing to be coming into a totally new environment and new city, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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