Irish duo sign for Quakers

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Darlington have boosted their squad with the signing of Irish duo Gary Dempsey and Tadhg Purcell from the League of Ireland.

Quakers boss Steve Staunton believes the duo will bring strength and experience to his side, saying: "Tadhg is a strong boy. He's a grafter and a finisher, knows the game and is a good talker, and that's always good to have up front.

"Gary brings more experience. He's played in Scotland and has been around a bit and he's a good, all-round midfielder. He can play, he puts his foot in and he knows the game."

He added: "We're relying on players to come in and do the job straight away. We're hoping that they can, but the good thing is they're our own players so there'll be no swapping and changing."

Dempsey, 28, is an experienced midfielder who has played more than 200 games in Ireland - he also lists Aberdeen and Dunfermline among his former clubs - and spent the last two years with St Patrick's.

The 24-year-old Purcell is a striker who can also play on the right wing and is joining the League Two club from Shamrock Rovers where he has spent the last four years.

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