Feeney joy at Pilgrims switch
Striker hoping to make his debut against Shrewsbury
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: August 5, 2011 9:59am
Feeney: Happy to join Plymouth and hopes to make his debut against Shrewsbury on Saturday
Northern Ireland international Warren Feeney has expressed his delight after joining Plymouth Argyle.
The 30-year-old penned a one-year deal with the League Two outfit on Thursday following his release from Oldham Athletic.
The experienced striker could make his Pilgrims debut on Saturday against Shrewsbury Town and he admits he cannot wait to help his new club rebuild after suffering back-to-back relegations.
"Everything was more or less agreed when I came down to discuss the loan switch, so it didn't take too long to get things sorted out and I'm just really looking forward to Saturday and the season ahead now," Feeney told skysports.com.
"This is a great move for me because you never realise how big a club like Plymouth is until you step inside and this is a Championship club, never mind League One, in every way but status.
"Hopefully, we can try to get this club back where it belongs in the next few years and everyone connected to the club, from Peter Reid and Peter Ridsdale to all the players, all want to make that happen.
"They were in the Championship not so long ago and the catchment area they have is vast, with a great fanbase already in place.
"I think that around 4,000-5,000 turned up for Romain Larrieu's testimonial against QPR the other week and they've got a great squad of players here.
"It is something that I am looking forward to being a part of and I'm just delighted to have got everything completed so quickly."