Dundee boss excited by arrival of Wales Under-21 midfielder Howley

The 19-year-old Coventry player has arrived at Dens Park for a season long loan.

Dundee boss Tony Docherty excited by arrival of Wales Under-21 star Ryan Howley SNS Group

Dundee manager Tony Docherty is “extremely excited” by the signing of Coventry and Wales Under-21 midfielder Ryan Howley.

The 19-year-old joined Dundee on a season-long loan after Max Anderson was allowed to move to Inverness on a similar deal.

Docherty told Dundee’s website: “Ryan is a player that we as a recruitment team have been monitoring very closely over the summer and he is one that has always been on the radar for us.

“However, we could only act when his parent club came to the decision that they were going to allow him to go out on loan and as soon as we became aware of that we acted.

“He is a talented young footballer with physicality and is part of the Welsh Under 21 set-up with Owen Beck.

“It’s another talented young hungry footballer that I’ve got in the building to complement our already hungry squad.

“I think he will be a great addition, he’s got physicality, he’s got ability and the mentality to do well in Scottish football and in the Premiership.

“He is one that extremely excites me and one I’ve really been hoping to get in the door, and I’m just delighted that he has chosen to come to Dundee Football Club.”

Howley has made eight first-team appearances for the Sky Blues.

“I spoke to the gaffer last week, we had a great chat and he convinced me that Dundee was the right place for me,” the player said.

“He was extremely positive and spoke about how the club can develop me and how I can help the squad as well.

“I’ve played games for Coventry and been on the bench for them too and now is the right time for me to get more consistent game time and that’s why I have made the move.”

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